Mrs. Hattie Bell Nickens, 97, of Huntsville was born Jan. 3, 1909 and died March 18, 2006. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 25, 2006 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church under the direction of Williams and Sons Funeral Home. Burial will be at Harper Cemetery. Services will be officiated by Rev. Melvin McCarter. Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Mrs. Nickens was a retired domestic worker and a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include son, O’Neal Johnson of Houston; sister, Azzie Lee Williams (Joe); grandsons, Frazier Nickens, Joe Mack Hightower; five great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; one niece; and a host of other relatives and friends.