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Nicholas Thomas Tillinghast

September 21, 1998 — January 16, 2021

Nicholas Thomas Tillinghast

Mr. Nicholas Thomas “Niky” Tillinghast, 22, of Vickery Lane, Elberton, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at Elbert Memorial Hospital.

A native of Elberton, Niky was born on September 21, 1998, son of Lola Christine Saxon and Fredrick Thomas Tillinghast. He was a 2020 graduate of Elbert County Comprehensive High School where he was involved with the JROTC and Friends Helping Friends. Niky was a member of Rock Branch Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, laughing, and telling jokes. Niky never met a stranger and his big heart and joyous smile will be missed forever.

Survivors include his mother, Lola, of Elberton; sisters: Katie and Arturo Rivera of Elberton, Kasey Lopez of Hartwell, and Kevin Saxon of Hartwell; aunt and uncles: Debby Saxon and Roger Bundrick, and Reid Saxon, all of Elberton; seven nieces; one nephew; and two cousins.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Anglo and Robbie Saxon.

Due to COVID-19, no services will be held.

Contributions may be made in his memory to Friends Helping Friends, 1027 Micliff Drive, Elberton, GA 30635 or to Rock Branch Baptist Church, 2150 Coldwater Road, Elberton, GA 30635.

Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at

Berry Funeral Home & Crematory of Elberton is respectfully in charge of arrangements for Mr. Nicholas Thomas “Niky” Tillinghast.

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