September 5, 1930October 27, 2018

COLUMBIA - Rev. George H. Nichols, Jr. 88, died Saturday, October 27, 2018. Rev. Nichols was born September 5, 1930 in Atlanta, GA, the son of the late George H. and Ruby Mae Martin Nichols. He was a graduate of the College of Charleston and received his Divinity Degree from Candler School of Theology. Rev. Nichols was a minister in the SC Methodist Conference for 20 years and U.S. Army Chaplain for 20 years. He enjoyed working in his yard, playing bridge and officiating baseball, basketball and volleyball for the high school league and coaching youth teams.

Rev. Nichols is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary Tollner Nichols; children, John D. Nichols (Cheryl) of Augusta, GA, Ruth Ann Hopkins of Long Beach, NY and James T. Nichols (Susan) of Simpsonville, SC; ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren; one brother, Kenneth E. Nichols (Mary Jane) of Kingsport, TN.

A Celebration of Life Service for Rev. Nichols will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Windsor United Methodist Church. Burial will be held at a later date in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel, is assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Windsor United Methodist Church, 9500 Windsor Lake Blvd., Columbia, SC 29223. Memories may be shared at


  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, October 30, 2018


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Mary Townhill

October 31, 2018

I am so sorry for the loss of your husband. George was a special friend to so many in the bridge community and was a wonderful mentor to me-not only as a bridge partner but as a teacher too. He will be remembered and missed by so many people who learned to play bridge through his teaching and to love it as he did.