July 14, 1927 ~ February 3, 2008
Born in: Paint Rock, AL,
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Marie G. Nichols, 80, of 5 Wentworth Ave., Asheville, died Sunday, February 3, 2008, at Memorial Campus Mission Hospitals. A native of Paint Rock, AL, Mrs. Nichols spent most of her life in Asheville. She was a daughter of the late Gordon E. and Myrtle Williams Gwathney. Mrs. Nichols attended Biltmore High School, and later in life. She retired from AC Reynolds High School, where she worked in the cafeteria. She was a member of the Ladies Auxillary of the VFW Post #891. She was also an active member of Reed Memorial Baptist Church. Mrs. Nichols is survived by her husband, Cecil Nichols; daughter, Debra Talbot and husband Jim, of Asheville; son, Eddie Nichols, of Asheville; sister, Wanda Fore and husband Paul, of Westminster, SC; brother, Elmer Gwathney and wife Pat, of Seymour, TN; grandchildren, Heather, Lori, Eric, and Justin; and one great-grandson, Peyton. A funeral service will be at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Groce Funeral Home chapel on Patton Ave. with the Rev. Randy Melton officiating. Private interment will take place on Thursday at Pisgah View Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends on Wednesday evening at the funeral home following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Reed Memorial Baptist Church Building Fund, 756 Fairview Rd., Asheville, NC 28803.