James Nichols

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Rev. James Harold Nichols, age 74, of Sweet Water, passed away Friday, January 23, 2009 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born October 25, 1934 in Butler County, Ala. Rev. Nichols had pastored for 56 years in several United Methodist and Baptist churches in Alabama and was the current pastor of Old Union Baptist Church in Sweet Water.
Funeral services were held at O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville on Monday, January 26, 2009 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Stanley Littleton, Rev. Bobby Hopper and Rev. John Bonner officiating. Burial was in Old Union Baptist Church Cemetery in Sweet Water with O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville directing.
He is survived by: son, Lanny (Vickie) Nichols, Georgiana; daughter, Darlene (Stan) Littleton of Wrens, Ga., daughter, Sharon (Johnny) Raybon of Brantley; sister, Shelia Wesley of Greenville; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Active pallbearers were Kinner Jowers, Pitt Huckabee, Curtis Gates, Don Black, John Sommers, and Ed Sheffield.
Honorary pallbearers were BoBo Downey, Sid Pope, Bud Black, Andy Etheredge. John Ott and Scott Walker.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Velma Ruth Nichols who passed away July 2, 2008.

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