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Virginia Nicholson, publisher of the The Herald Record, dead at 90

WEST UNION, W.Va. — Virginia Lee Nicholson, 90, owner and publisher of the The Herald Record in Doddridge County, died March 28.

Nicholson’s family met with friends on  March 31 at Spurgeon Funeral Home in West Union before a private burial.

“Virginia was active at The Record Herald and took great pride in the newspaper, and her family’s ownership. She was a real newspaper character and was never afraid to tell you what she thought,” said Don Smith, executive director of the West Virginia Press Association.

Nicholson was born Sept. 14, 1928, the daughter of the late Herman and Mamie Lee Ables Stickel. She married Harvey Junior Nicholson, who preceded her in death on December 6, 2003.

Surviving are one son, Danny O. Nicholson and wife Debbie, Williamstown; two grandsons, Terry H. Nicholson and wife Teresa, Greenwood, and Daniel A. Nicholson and wife Amy, Bostwick, FL; 9 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; one brother, Wilber Neil Stickel, Bridgeport; and several nieces and nephews.

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