Originally created 07/30/05

Colonel Alfred B. Nichols, Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - LTC Alfred B. "Nick" Nichols, Jr. (USAF, Ret.), 84, departed this life Thursday, July 28, 2005. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 1, 2005 at Fairview Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Robert Fuller and Reverend Dr. G. Dan McCall officiating. Interment will be at Pineview Memorial Park. A native of Gassaway, W.V., he resided in North Augusta since 1968. He attended West Virginia University and graduated from Florida State University. Col. Nichols retired from the United States Air Force after 20 years of service. He was a Corporate Pilot for Georgia Pacific Corporation, Southern Roadbuilders, as well as a Charter Pilot for Augusta Aviation, prior to his retirement in 1989. He was a member of Fairview Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the Acacia Masonic Lodge, North Augusta; American Legion-Jesse C. Lynch Memorial Post #71 of North Augusta; a Member in Perpetuity of the Military Order of World Wars, Augusta Chapter; Scottish Rite of Free Masonry, SJ, of Charleston; and a 32-Degree Mason,; a Life Member and Past Master of Landmark Masonic Lodge #76, Charleston, SC; Past Master, Concorde Masonic Lodge, #42, Casablanca, Morocco, under the Constitution of the Grande Lodge Nationale Francaise (French National Grand Lodge); and a member of the Sumter Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. Colonel Nichols was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 59 years, Martha Jane Nichols. He was also preceded in death by his father and mother, Alfred B. and Anna B. Nichols, his sisters and brothers-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Foster, Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Tanner, and Mr. and Mrs. Shannon Henson. Col. Nichols was a dedicated Christian, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Jeanne Kelley and her husband, Morris, of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; and Mrs. Ann N. Jackson and her husband, Handley E. Jackson, III, of North Augusta; granddaughter, Ms. Allison Salcedo of North Augusta; and a great-grandson, Nicholas Salcedo; and a number of loving nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Rev. Gene Jennings, Mr. William M. Force, Jr., Hon. Lark Jones, Mr. Harvey Drennan, Mr. Wayne Cox, and Mr. Bill Bendorf. The family will receive friends at Rowland Funeral Home Sunday, July 31, 2005, from 4 until 6 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Augusta, 1899 Central Ave., Augusta, GA 30904, or to Fairview Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 1101 Carolina Avenue, North Augusta, SC 29841. Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle July 30, 2005


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