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OBIT: Mr. George (G.W.) Nichols, Age 65, Of Carthage

Mr. George (G.W.) Nichols, of Carthage, was pronounced dead on arrival at 11:15 a.m. Sunday morning

January 21, 2018 at the Riverview Regional Medical Center E. R. after becoming gravely ill at his Jordan Street home. He was 65 years old.

Funeral services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home were conducted on Saturday after January 27th at 1 p.m. Family friend Rev. Bobby Seay and Mr. Nichols pastor, Rev. Tony Clemons, officiated. Burial followed in the Nichols Family lot at the Rockvale Cemetery in The Cages Bend Community at Riddleton.

George Washington Nichols was born in Carthage on February 22, 1952 to Betty Irene Gooch Nichols who died January 4, 1988 at the age of 72 and Joe William Nichols who died November 9, 2006 at the age of 92.

Mr. Nichols was a 1970 graduate of Smith County High School where he majored in music, was in the marching band, fall festival and pep club all four years. He attended Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tennessee. He was a very affable and courteous gentleman.

He served our country in the United States Air Force.

While stationed in Texas he met Maria Ortega. Together they reared two daughters.

George Nichols, known to his many close friends as G. W., was employed by GTE in Charlotte, North Carolina and later by Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 632 of Carthage and was employed at the Hartsville Nuclear Plant construction sight.

For most of his life, he lived in Riddleton. Although his family attended both Lily Hill Missionary Baptist and Williams Chapel Methodist Churches, both in the Riddleton Community, for a number of years, George was a member of Williams Chapel and where he served as church treasurer.

He was preceded in death by two siblings, a brother Fred E. (T. T.) Nichols who died at the age of 14 on October 28, 1957 and a sister, Paulette Nichols Wright Allen who died at the age of 58 on March 21, 2003.

Mr. Nichols is survived by; two daughters, Jackie Ortega of Lebanon and Monica Nichols of Hartsville, six grandchildren, DJ and Anthony Harding, Tarvarius Claiborne, Chris Allen, Josh Allen, and Nevaeh Nichols, three brothers, James Norris “Squeaky” Nichols and wife Vanetta of Omaha, Nebraska, Willie B. “Peanut” Nichols and wife Maria of Voorhees, New Jersey, and Sammy Nichols and wife Linda of Charlotte, North Carolina; one brother-in-law, James Allen of Riddleton , a devoted cousin Carl “Sonny” Carter, a very devoted nephew and caregiver, Spencer Nichols both of Carthage, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Devoted friends were Debra Smith, Carolyn Carter, Brenda Paul, and Beverly Gillispie.