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Mary Elizabeth Bonds Nichols

September 26, 1935 — October 9, 2021

Mary Elizabeth Bonds Nichols

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Bonds Nichols, 86, of Highway 72 W, Calhoun Falls, SC, wife of the late J. Lee Nichols, passed away on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at her daughter’s residence in Abbeville, SC.

Mrs. Nichols was born in the Nations Community of Abbeville County, SC on September 26, 1935, daughter of the late Sug James Bonds, Sr. and Lizzie Hill Bonds. She was a retired spinner having worked in mills in Pickens, SC and Calhoun Falls, SC, and a member of Midway Baptist Church in Lowndesville.

Survivors include her children: Theresa Bowie of Abbeville, SC and Roger Nichols and his wife DeRhonda of Calhoun Falls, SC; seven grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by her sons: David Nichols and Randy Nichols; son-in-law, Willie “Red” Bowie; and siblings: S.J. Bonds, Jr., Marion Bonds, Frank Bonds, Parnice Parks, and Louise Ross.

Mrs. Nichols requested no formal services, and burial will be in Latimer Cemetery in Calhoun Falls, SC.

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Berry Funeral Home & Crematory of Elberton, GA is respectfully in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Bonds Nichols.

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