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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512


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November 1, 1995                                 Page 5B


althea nichols johnson


            Althea Nichols Johnson, 60, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, October 21, 1995 in Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.

            Mrs. Johnson was born in Union County, Georgia, on October 27, 1934, a daughter of the late George Dewey Nichols and Ruby Fowler Nichols.  She was a member of New Union Baptist Church.

            Surviving are her daughter, Debbie Bearden, of Dallas, Georgia; her son, David Johnson, of Mabelton, Georgia; brothers: Alvin Nichols, and Larry Nichols, both of Blairsville; G.D. Nichols, of Detroit, Michigan; Bob Nichols, of Clinton, Michigan; Bill Nichols, of Smyrna, Georgia; and Gilbert Nichols of Flowery Branch, Georgia; sister, Helen Malone, of Blairsville; four grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 24, 1995 at 2:00 PM from New Union Baptist Church with Rev. Harrison Bradley and Rev. Don Hood officiating.  Special music was presented by the Low Gap Quartet.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers; Darron Nichols, Bobby Odom, J.W. Payne, Edward Breedlove, Billy Bearden, and J.C. Odom.  Interment was in the church cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements.