SURFSIDE BEACH—Mary Elizabeth “Lib” Nichols Huckabee, 97, died in her home and entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior on July 12.

She was born in Cool Springs, Horry County, on Sept. 6, 1921, to the late Harry Walker Nichols and Leila Perritt Nichols. Her stepmother was Eugenia Dusenbury Nichols.

Lib was the widow of Harvey Blue Huckabee. She was also predeceased by brothers Harry Walker Nichols Jr. and Billy Roy Nichols and by sons Harry Blue Huckabee and George Nichols Huckabee.

She is survived by daughters Betty Ann “Betsy” H. Thomas (Bill) of Surfside Beach and Nancy Leila H. Anderson (Richard) of Conway, 15 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by special and faithful friend James Dove of Surfside Beach.

As wife, mother and grandmother, Lib attended to her family well and walked with Christ. She loved her Lord, her church, her family, her friends, her bridge clubs, her golf games and her national and worldwide travels.

She particularly loved sharing and teaching the Bible with other women.

She remained actively engaged as long as physically able. 

Lib will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.

The family expresses grateful appreciation to all those who demonstrated their caring love, especially to the caregivers who attended to Lib so well and faithfully in recent years; to Regency Hospice and to the church visitation team for its cheerful visits.

A memorial service was held July 15 at Surfside Presbyterian Church. Entombment was private for the convenience of the family at Hillcrest Cemetery in Conway.

The family suggests memorial donations to Surfside Presbyterian Church.

Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel, was in charge of the arrangements.

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