Hazel Nuckles

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Daily Press
December 9, 2001


Hazel Bessie Newell Nuckles, 94, widow of Essery Boyd Nuckles, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2001. Born in Greensboro, N.C., Mrs. Nuckles had been a Hampton resident since 1930 and was a member of Phoebus United Methodist Church. She had worked as a typist at Fort Monroe, retiring in 1952 after 20 years of service.

Mrs. Nuckles is survived by her daughter, Shirley N. Olinger of Asheville, N.C.; two sons, Dr. Douglas B. Nuckles of Gig Harbor, Wash., and Robert W. Nuckles of Hampton; six grandchildren, Nancy Colgar of Baton Rouge, La., Lessa Whatmough of Harlingen, Texas, John Olinger of Atlanta, Ben Olinger of Fletcher, N.C., Sharon Olinger of Asheville and Jennifer Deatherage of Alexandria; and two great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Phoebus United Methodist Church by the Rev. Robert O. Jones, with interment to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home.