Ruth Carolyn Nicholson


Ronceverte-Ruth Carolyn Nicholson, 85, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, at Peyton Hospice House, Lewisburg.

Born Nov. 24, 1933, at Richwood, she was the daughter of the late Lanty and Mary Lewis Lester.

Ruth retired from Greenbrier Manor as a Nurse’s Aide and was a member of the Greenbrier Valley Church of the Nazarene.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two husbands, Charles Pursley and John Nicholson; daughter, Dorothy Lester; granddaughter, Brittany Pursley; and brothers, Charles, Ray, Gene, Lanty Jr., Kenneth, Glen and Paul Lester.

Survivors are sons, Gary Pursley of Cookeville, TN, Lester Pursley of Charlotte, NC, David Pursley of Clarksburg, Kenneth Pursley (Dianne) of California and Charles Pursley (Toot) of Lewisburg: daughter, Sharon Kettner of Charleston, WV; sisters, Ruby Griffey of Renick, and Mary Lou Howell (Kenny) of Renick; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Graveside service was held on Monday, Sept. 9, at the Morningside Cemetery, Renick, where Pastor Don Armstrong officiated. There was no visitation.

Online guestbook may be signed at Arrangements by Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg.