Dr. Marion Faye Nissen

Dr. Marion Faye Nissen

Hattiesburg, MS

Dr. Marion Faye Nissen, 85, of Hattiesburg, died on October 3, 2012 at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Her life will be honored on Monday, October 8, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at Hulett- Winstead Funeral Home with burial in Highland Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, October 7, 2012 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home.

Dr. Nissen is preceded in death by her father, James Neville Ethridge; Mother, Faye Ethridge Edmondson; Sister, Nevie McArthur and Daughter, Brenda Stuckey.

She is survived by two sons, Stephen Argenbright and Nolan (Buddy) Nissen (Eydie) both of Hattiesburg; two daughters, Lynn Holmes Presley (Ronnie) of Tuscaloosa, AL and Melissa Stewart (David) of Hattiesburg; Grandchildren Lisa Cave Churchill (Monte), Chris Holmes, Josh Holmes (Erica), Lee Holmes, Heather Argenbright, Whitney Argenbright, Josh Stricklin, Angela Nissen, Robbie Rawls, 5 great grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Dr. Nissen graduated from Hattiesburg High School and attended LSU for her undergraduate work. She returned home to Hattiesburg to finish and received her Bachelors of Science and Master of Education from University of Southern Mississippi. She received her Doctorate degree from USM and taught courses in Elementary Education. Dr. Nissen accepted a position in 1970 at Livingston University as Professor of Education where she enjoyed a long and distinguished career.

She returned in 1993 to where she called "The Promised Land" to Hattiesburg and enjoyed a long and fulfilling retirement. Her retirement years were filled with what she loved - her children, grandchildren and her flowers.

Pallbearers will be Chris Holmes, Josh Holmes, Lee Holmes, Josh Stricklin, George Stuckey and Barry Lingerfelter.

Honorary pallbearers will be "The Girls", employees and patrons of Northgate Diner, Forever friends Davy Griffin and Norma Stevens, Danny Dodd and her neighbors on Taylor Drive.

While our hearts break for the loss of our dear sweet Mother, she has truly arrived at "The Promised Land".


Published in the Hattiesburg American on Oct. 7, 2012