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.

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  1. i really loved every day that we worked together marie and the other ladies we will meet again in heaven may GOD bless her family

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  2. Dear Debbie, Eddie and Cecil,
    I miss Marie a lot. We talked on the phone and we kept up with the gossip about Reynolds after we retired, now my phone buddy is gone and I miss her as I am sure you do.
    She was one of the most caring individuals I have ever had the honor of knowing, and she was so good to all the students at Reynolds when she worked in the cafeteria. She was a beautiful person and loved so much.
    Our best wishes,
    Love ya,
    Jake

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  3. Eddie, Debbie & Family,

    Jim and I are thinking of you at this time. Know that we love you and will keep you all close to our hearts and in our prayers.

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  4. Our heartfelt sympathy to you Cecil and all of the Nichols family at this time. You both have always been special friends and we will deeply miss Marie.

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  5. Dear Cecil & Family,

    Sharing your sorrow for the loss of Miss Marie. Keeping all of you in our thoughts & prayers.

    Mike & Karen Hensley
    Son & Daughter-in-law of
    Mary & Joe Hensley

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  6. Dear Cecil, Eddie and Debbie, We feel such great sorrow that we have lost such a wonderful neighbor and friend. Marie was always so good to everyone in our family, especially mother, and such a good friend. Our family will miss her. Her goodness and memories of her kindness will always be with us. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time.

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  7. Cecil, Eddie, Deb, and family,
    Let your memories bring a smile as you reflect on Marie’s life. She was a very special person, and I will miss her,too. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    God’s Peace . . .

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  8. Debbie and Family:

    You are in our thoughts and prayers – you’ve been there for all of us and we are here for you. Let us know if we can help in any way. Love, Kristie and ‘the gang’

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  9. Dear Debbie and family, I am sending my condolence . Love and prayers You will be with your mom again. Love, Ms. Ann Lunsford Hyatt

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  10. Deb & Family:
    Gary & I are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. We gain great comfort in knowing that we will see them again.
    In my Father’s house are many mansions; If it were not so I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself, that where I am you may be also.
    We love you and are keeping you in are prayers.

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  11. Sorry to hear about the sudden passig of Marie. She was a friend and neighbor many, many, years ago when I lived in the Buena Vista area of south Asheville. My thoughts and prayers are with Cecil and all the family.

    Rev. Gayle D. Brown

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  12. Eddie,Debbie and Family I’m sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother. She will surely be missed. I was glad to have known her. Someday will get to she her again when we get to Heaven God Bless Love YOU Tim & Joy Lunsford

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