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Thelma Minerva Nichols

February 10, 1941September 16, 2020
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Thelma Minerva Cates Nichols 79, of Knoxville TN formerly of Sevier County, received her Heavenly reward on September 16, 2020. Thelma was of the Baptist faith, and she loved all U.T. sports and playing Scrabble and other board games with her family.

Thelma was greeted inside of the gates of Eternity by her parents, Jessie and Gladys Cunningham Cates Webb; daughters, Kathy Lynn Nichols Meadows, Glenna Eula Nichols Hall; sister, Joyce Irene Hanson Reed; brother, Harold Ray Williams; grandparents, Edith and Earl Cunningham; grandchildren, Sabrina Lynn Bannasch, Robert Bannasch; great-granddaughter, Cora Ann Hall.

She leave to cherish her loving memories her daughters, Margaret "Maggie" Nichols (George Jr.) Ott, Sharon Gail Nichols Hanley (A.J.) Holst; sister, Novella (Wade) Crotts; former husband and friend Robert Glen Nichols; grandchildren, David James Hall, Bethany Michelle Ott, Bridget Ann Ott (Matt) Plummer, Amanda Faye Hall, Jesse David Hanley, Kenny Mack Meadows, Colin Richart; great-grandchildren, Kabella Grace Watson, Amie Kate Plummer, Olivia Kate Smolinsky-Hanley; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A Graveside Service to honor the legacy of Thelma will be held on Monday, September 28, 2020 at 11:00am, at Berry Highland South Cemetery, 9010 Simpson Rd., Knoxville TN 37920, with George Ott Jr. MG to officiate the service. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.berryhighlandsouth.com.

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  • Graveside Service

    Monday, September 28, 2020

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Regana Lee (Buttons) Nichols

September 20, 2020

In loving memory, by niece, Regana Lee Nichols (Buttons)... My Aunt Thelma was high spirited, strong-minded and opinionated, and I always loved and admired her for that - always. I remember her best in her early/mid-twenties; she was beautiful. My favorite aunt and my Mother's very best friend. I loved my Aunt Thelma for that most of all, and often thought of her with fondness when pondering the early days of my childhood, way-back when we all lived up in Michigan, back when we all saw each other a lot. Still, to this day, I clearly remember her voice. She and my mom spent a lot of time together cooking, talking, family get togethers. She dearly loved my mother, Earlene; and mom loved her and her four daughters (my sweet cousins Margaret, Sharon, Kathy and little Glenna). My Aunt Thelma was always good to me, loving and kind.

And, as I fondly remember those days, I'm most certainly assured Mother was there among the throng to warmly welcome Aunt Thelma with open arms, and a full heart of love upon her arrival in heaven. Imagining the fun those two must certainly be having together this very moment makes my heart happy - both forever free of the bonds of this earthly life.

Sherri Parrott

September 18, 2020

Maggie and family, I am so happy that I had the opportunity to know and "work" with your sweet, fiesty mom!🥰 I'll never forget out UT days and her calling me " Little Sherri". Love you all!

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