|Birth: ||Jul. 21, 1909|
|Death: ||Nov. 3, 1998|
Almer was born on July 21, 1909 in Guin, Marion County, Alabama to William Almos Stricklin and Willie Franks Stricklin. She married Raymond Nipper, son of George Washington and Alice Maddox Nipper, in the Doolin Community of Marion County on April 19, 1924. Raymond and Almer had their first child, L. J. Nipper, on August 9, 1925. He died before his second birthday. Raymond and Almer had another son, William Henry Nipper on January 26, 1927. They had their only daughter, Elouise, on February 3, 1929. Raymond and Almer lived the rest of their lives in Brilliant, Marion County, Alabama. Raymond died on February 10, 1996. Almer lived until November 3, 1998. She was a grandmother of one and a great-grandmother of two. Almer was a very special person and is missed greatly.
Old Granny, as I called her, was very special to me. She would always fix me the best chicken and dumplings (without the chicken) any time I visited. She was one of the best cooks in our family. Her corn that she grew in her garden was the best in the world! I remember her always having visions in her dreams. Most of them came true. She once told me she knew I would marry before my brother, and she was right. She always seemed to know things that most of us couldn't have known. Her hair was the prettiest and longest hair I have seen on anyone. She would always braid it and then roll it into a bun on her head. I miss her cooking and her warm hugs. She was a very special Great-Grandmother to me and always will be.
Granny and I loved watermelon more than anyone else in the family. Our very favorite was yellow & orange mellons. She had so many stories (that are now know as old-wives tales). When I had chicken pox she wanted to kill a rooster and put me in a metal tub and have me bathe in the water with the rooster's blood to make the chicken pox come out more. (My mother put her foot down on that one). She dreamed about my father hurting his leg and within 4 weeks he did. She dreamed about my daughter's eyes and within 4 weeks my daughter had to have eye surgery. She also told me that even though my daughter would marry before my son, her marriage would not work. She was an awesome woman and Grandmother.
William Amos Stricklin (1889 - 1974)
Willie Franks Stricklin (1892 - 1939)
Raymond Nipper (1902 - 1996)
L. J. Nipper (1925 - 1926)*
Almer Stricklin Nipper (1909 - 1998)
James Alvis Strickland (Stricklin) (1911 - 1991)*
Emma Stricklin Orsborn (1913 - 2008)*
Alvin Robert Stricklin (1916 - 2009)*
West Alabama Memorial Gardens
Created by: rebekahpaw
Record added: Oct 07, 2009
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