Ruth Elizabeth Sledge Nichols

February 13, 1921February 14, 2014
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Mrs. Ruth Elizabeth Sledge Nichols, age 93 of High Point passed away February 14th in the Hospice Home at High Point. Mrs. Nichols was born February 13, 1921 in High Point to Early and Lizzie Harvell Sledge. She was employed with Slane Hosiery Company from 1952 until 1992, where she retired. Mrs. Nichols was a lifetime member of Hilliard Memorial Baptist Church. On February 6, 1948 she married James C. Nichols who preceded her in death on February 26, 1995. Surviving are her son, Steve Nichols and wife Janet of Holden Beach, NC and her daughters; Sandra Nealey and her husband Roger of Trinity and Gina Wright and her husband Gene of Trinity. Mrs. Nichols has six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 22nd at 3:00 p.m. in Sechrest Funeral Chapel in Archdale by the Reverend Ernesto Velasco. Visitation will be from 1:00 until 3:00 pm prior to the service. Burial will follow the service in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Please offer condolences with the family at


  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 22, 2014
  • Visitation Saturday, February 22, 2014

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Rev. Larry Sledge

March 18, 2014

I'm so sorry I knew nothing of Aunt Ruth's passing until today! Please know that she meant a lot to me as she was the one who sat with me on the front pew after I had walked all the way from the back of the church to accept Christ at the age of 12... I have fond memories of our times while she was still living at home with Grandma Spradley on Edgewood Drive! May God bless all of you she has left behind and we will look forward to seeing her in heaven someday!

Barbara Goodwin

February 21, 2014

Steve,Amanda and Nikki, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray The Lords comfort for you and the whole Nochols family. She has left her earthly home and went home to heaven. There she joins those that have been waiting for her and now she waits for you. God Bless.

February 20, 2014

To Ruth Nichols family, I was sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. I remember coming to her birthday party with Jerry last year. Now she is in heaven with Jerry. My prayers are with you during this time.
Carol Harvell, Thomasville, NC

Kathy Hill

February 19, 2014

So sorry for your loss, thinking of the family at this time, May each of you find Peace, in all the years of memories. I'm sure there is a Slane Hosiery Mill Reunion going on now. Kathy Hill & the Fowler Family

February 18, 2014

Gina, sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. How special she must have been to be taken to heaven on valentine day, the day of LOVE.
Vee Love

Sherry Stites

February 17, 2014

Loved my Aunt Ruth enjoyed spending summers with her for weeks with my cousins, don't know how she cooked for us all and put up with us but she did, Heaven received another special angel !! Sherry Stites

February 17, 2014

To Ruth Nichols family, sorry for you loss. Just always remember she is in a better place now. Also think about being able to see her again in Heaven.
Harley Collins and Family

February 17, 2014

To Ruth Nichols family, Sorry for your loss. I didn't know her well but I know she will be missed by all. She will be in a better place now where there is no suffering. Joyce Webber ( Janet Nichols sister from Ohio)

February 16, 2014

Aunt Ruth was a very humble and dear person. We will always remember how
much she enjoyed the pontoon boat rides on Badin Lake. Such a kind and
gentle person must surely be enjoying her heavenly rewards now. I am certain that God was with her in this life and has welcomed her to her eternal
home with open arms.

David & Linda Sledge (Lexington, NC)

Jan Stites

February 16, 2014

She was my very special Aunt Ruth, & I will miss her. She passed on to heaven on valentine day. She had just turned 93 the day before.
A very long life & was loved by all that knew her. I will miss her as I am sure others will to.
To her family, they got to have her a very long time.
Good bye to my special Aunt. Jan Stites