BELVEDERE, S.C. - Retired SSG Arthur H. "Nik" Nichols, 67, husband of Polly D. Nichols of Laverne Avenue, entered into rest Sunday, August 11, 2002, at the Medical College of Georgia. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 15, 2002, from Clearwater First Baptist Church with Rev. John Bolin and Rev. Billy Lassiter officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memory Gardens with full military honors accorded at the graveside. Mr. Nichols was a native of Tacoma, Washington and had lived in Belvedere for the past 30 years. He was a member of Clearwater First Baptist Church, the Carpenters Union of Augusta and the Master City Riders. Mr. Nichols served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and served two times during the Vietnam War. He retired as Staff Sergeant after 20 years of dedicated service to his country. He was a carpenter by trade. Additional survivors include two sons, James Norris Nichols and Leland Kent Nichols, both of Belvedere; two daughters, Frieda Ann Edgin of Summerville and Polly Jo Watts of Grovetown; a brother, Richard Byrd Nichols of Seattle, Wash.; six sisters, Patricia Jewel Price of Auburn, Wash., Dolly Garcia and Ellen Salager, both of Tacoma, Wash., Ruth Miriam Brown of Mt. Vernon, Wash., Penny Kanaver of Elizabeth, Ill., Jessie Dee McCoy of Kent, Wash.; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial may be made to Clearwater First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 610, Clearwater, S.C. 29822. Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Augusta Chronicle August 13, 2002