"Dignity without Compromise"

Norma Nifty Nichols

Norma Nifty Nichols, Okmulgee, died Sunday, November 26, 2006 at Highland Park Manor at the age of 80. She was born November 19, 1926 in Wood River, Ill. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert James Vandergriff, mother, Ollie (Smith) palmer and two children, Robert and Barbara Rice. Survivors include her children, Jerry L. Rice of Checotah, Scharolett Lacy of Garland , Texas, Sherman H. Rice, Jr. of Checotah, Rosanna Rice of Okmulgee, Marlena Hare of Phoenix, Arizona and Debbie Rice of Plano, Texas, a brother, Harry Vandergriff of Okemah, eighteen grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, November 29, 2006 followed by the funeral service at 1:00 P.M. at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Beggs. Interment will follow in the Beggs Cemetery. Casketbearers will be Duane Belden, Mike Gillenwater, Scott Gillenwater, James Lacy, Jonathan Lacy, Jason Lacy and Cory Hare. Condolences may be sent at