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OBITUARY

Carole Adams Nichols

December 6, 1933April 21, 2020

Carole Adams Nichols, 86, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2020. A private Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 11:00 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Father Scott Winchel will officiate. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 Poplar Street, Macon 31201.

Mrs. Nichols was born in Macon the daughter of the late Louise Thomson Adams and Charles LeHardy Adams and was preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert R. Nichols, Sr. She was a 1951 graduate of Mt. de Sales Academy, and attended Mercer University where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. Mrs. Nichols was retired from Wesleyan College as the assistant to the Dean of Admissions for 25 years. She was a long time devoted member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Mrs. Nichols is survived by her children, Robbie (Lisa) Nichols of West Point, GA, Charles (Brenda) Nichols of Simpsonville, SC, Melissa (David) Showers of Parkville, MO, and Amy (Jim) Dever of Raleigh, NC; grandchildren, Wade (Robert) Welch, Ann Forrest Nichols, Colum (Katie) Dever, Packy Dever, Maggie Dever, Matthew Showers, Robert Showers, Drew Nichols, and Marcella Nichols; great-grandchildren, Coulter Nichols, R.C. Welch, Mosley Welch, Rhodes Welch, James Dever, and Brigid Dever; sister, Marion L. Adams of Macon.

Visit www.snowscs.com to express tributes. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.

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  • Mrs. Nichols is survived by her children, Robbie (Lisa) Nichols of West Point, GA, Charles (Brenda) Nichols of Simpsonville, SC, Melissa (David) Showers of Parkville, MO, and Amy (Jim) Dever of Raleigh, NC; grandchildren, Wade (Robert) Welch, Ann Forrest Nichols, Colum (Katie) Dever, Packy Dever, Maggie Dever, Matthew Showers, Robert Showers, Drew Nichols, and Marcella Nichols; great-grandchildren, Coulter Nichols, R.C. Welch, Mosley Welch, Rhodes Welch, James Dever, and Brigid Dever; sister, Marion L. Adams of Macon.

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    Thursday, April 30, 2020

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Denise Harris

May 19, 2020

I would like to convey my sincerest sympathy to the family during this time of great loss. Ms. Carole was a beautiful woman with the sweetest spirit and prettiest smile and she was loved by so many. Meeting her in 1994 and getting to work with her at Wesleyan College was such a blessing to me! She became such a dear, close friend to me and I truly loved her and will miss her! While working at Wesleyan, I gave her the nickname of "Sweetie" because that's what she was to me. She was a beautiful soul! There will never be another "Sweetie" quite like her. She was always so kind, honest, genuine, loving, brave and positive and had such a strong faith in the Lord. She was never one to complain and even during her illness she always found a way to be positive. She was a beautiful person inside and out! I always loved to hear her talk in her southern accent and share about her family. She truly loved her family and was so proud. I will miss our visits, our phone calls, hearing her sweet voice and sharing Tokyo Alley lunches together. She will always hold a special place in my heart! I will always be thankful that our lives crossed paths in 1994 at Wesleyan College! Our loss is Heaven's gain and I smile knowing she has been reunited with her precious Bob! She was truly a special lady "Sweetie" and will be forever missed!

Susan Peterson

April 30, 2020

Carole was one of my favorite people. She was eternally kind and thoughtful. She called me about a month ago to say how much she missed my Mama. I am sad for Robbie, Charles, Melissa and Amy but happy to know that she is reunited with Bob and Mama in Heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Mary Alice Bruce

April 30, 2020

Carole & I shared so many happy times these past 75 plus years. She was always there for me all those years - both the happy & sad times. I don’t recall us ever having a spat or argument. She was such a joy to spend so many special times with. She will always have a special place in my heart & I’’ll always remember her sweet smile & gentle nature! I know she & Bob are so happy to be together again. My love to her & her wonderful family!

Mike Lewis

April 29, 2020

Lynda and I, as well as my sister, Debbie Walker, would like to convey our deepest sympathies to the entire Nichols' family. Carol was my next door neighbor and the children grew up there while I was mostly away at UGA or working out of state. My parents and Bob and Carol were good friends and neighbors and my parents thought the world of both of them. We have enjoyed being next to Carol since moving back into the old home in 2014. She just loved the renovation we did and enjoyed a couple of visits over for coffee and cake and once for a small party. She will be missed but we are glad she will get to reunite with Bob, my parents and others in Heaven!

Donald Rhodes

April 29, 2020

I wanted to express our sympathy to the entire family during this time of loss. I noted with interest the mention of many of my family names in the obituary (Rhodes, Welch, Dever) and could not help but feel a connection to you all. Blessings

Donald and Theresa Rhodes

PAULINE O’MAHONY

April 28, 2020

Carole was a lovely lady with a beautiful smile. Her positive attitude always lifted my spirits. Making cheese straws and divinity for her and Bob gave me and Tadg a chance to enjoy a nice visit with them. I had the privilege of teaching Melissa and Amy. Carole will be missed. My condolences to the family.

Susan Shaheen Harshbarger

April 28, 2020

Carole and Bob were very dear friends of my parents. They were always fun to be around and loved by all. They were an amazing couple. I had the pleasure of taking Mama to visit Carole several times over the year. Every visit was special. She was a true "Southern Belle" and one of the sweetest ladies I have known. She was so proud of her children and shared wonderful stories about them over the years. Carole was a very brave woman and always had a kind word of encouragement for all. Her positive attitude, kindness to all and walk with the Lord were inspiring to all of us. She will never be forgotten!

Lori Haynes

April 27, 2020

Carole has been a wonderful friend to both me and my husband for over 30 years. Our friendship started at Wesleyan College in the late 80’s in the Office of Admissions. She made coming to work so enjoyable! Both she and Bob led us to St Joseph Catholic Church where we continued to share many special memories through the Church. I will miss her regular phone calls, our wonderful lunch dates and the jingle of her charm bracelet. Carole always had the perfect advice and word of encouragement. I will greatly miss my dear friend but I know she is so happy to be in heaven with Bob.

Glenna Meyer

April 27, 2020

Carole was a beloved colleague when I was at Wesleyan. Her sparking personality and love for the students knew no bounds. She adored the students, her family, and her friends. I will miss this Christian woman in many ways.

Mariana Furlin

April 27, 2020

Carole was one of the first people I met when I came to Wesleyan College as a prospective student, and she was one of the reasons I fell in love with Wesleyan. I never walked by her office without walking in and catching up. She would ask about my parents and on occasion my mother would call to find out how I was doing ...she was always so kind, so considerate...her heart was so full. A bright light has become an angel...we love you Carole. Godspeed, dear friend.

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