Linda Diane Hovatter, 66, of Leakesville, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at the Mobile Infirmary Hospital. She was a resident of Greene County for 43 years. Linda was known as a very compassionate woman with a friendly smile and a warm heart. She was a homemaker that loved her husband and children immensely. She opened her home and her heart over the years to many teens and young adults who have needed a word of encouragement and someone to listen. She was able to connect with people no matter their age or situation with her magnetic personality and sense of humor. She was loved and will be greatly missed by everyone that knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Retha Nicholson; brothers, Gerald Nicholson, David Nicholson, and Mike Nicholson; and one sister, June Martin.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Gregg Hovatter; children, Steven Hovatter, Jamie Hovatter (Regina), and Danielle Hovatter (C.J. Hillman); brother, Larry Wayne Nicholson; sister, Virginia Gail Gibson; grandchildren, Logan Mason Hovatter and Taylor Jones; step-grandchildren, D.J. and Jeremy Holifield; life-long friend, Sheila Shiver of Eastpoint, FL; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
A wake will be held on Friday, April 27, 2018 from 6-9 pm at Freeman Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be held the following day, Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 10 am at Freeman Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Hicks and Bro. David Clark officiating. Interment will be held in the McLeod Magnolia Cemetery. Online condolences may be given at www.freemanleakesville.com. Freeman Funeral Home- Leakesville, MS