Enquirer Herald

Floride Harrison Nims Blackmon

WAGENER Ms. Floride Harrison Nims Blackmon, 102, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008.

She was married in 1932 to John Jay Blackmon and had one daughter.

Ms. Blackmon is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Jean and E.J. "Bubba" Matheson Jr. of Wagener; grandsons, Jay Matheson of Columbia, Jeffrey and Laurianne of Louisville, Ky., and Judson Matheson of Duluth, Minn.; and great-grandson, Cory Matheson.

Ms. Blackmon was born in Fort Mill, S.C., the daughter of the late Frederick and Floride Harrison Nims Sr. She was predeceased by brothers, Fred, Kenneth, Willie, Joe, Frank and Douglas Nims and sisters, Elizabeth Mack and Mary White. Ms. Blackmon worked for Western Union as an office supervisor for many years and in a dress shop in Lancaster called Virginia's Shop. Ms. Blackmon was a member of Unity Presbyterian Church in Fort Mill. She resided in Lancaster, Fort Mill and for the last 14 years in Wagener with her daughter. "Auntie" was especially beloved by her many nieces and nephews. Floride's love for life and ability to live it well endeared her to both family and friends.

A graveside memorial service will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Westside Cemetery in Lancaster, with the Rev. Dan Halloway and Rev. Sam Thomas officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Wagener Chapel of Blizzard Funeral Home, 163 Main St. South, Wagener, SC (803) 564-5333.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Perry Eldercare, P.O. Box 1189, Wagener, SC 29164 in memory of Ms. Blackmon. An online register is available at www.blizzardfuneralhome.com.