Obituaries 10-16-05

Published 12:00 am Monday, October 17, 2005

James Irvin Nichols

James Irvin Nichols, 90, of Marion, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005, at the Southland Nursing Home.

Services will be held at the Kirk Funeral Home Marion Chapel, on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 1 p.m. officiated by the Rev. Gary Cardwell.

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Burial will follow in the Pine Crest Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, Oct. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Chapel before the services.

Mr. Nichols was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Nelda Smith Nichols; his parents, Mattie Barrett Nichols and William Joseph Nichols; and his sisters, Cliffie Stone and Gillie Nichols.

He is survived by his daughter Sybil N. (George) Carlson, Montgomery; sister, Lillie Perkins, Greensboro; grandchild, Randall (Holly) Carson, Montgomery; great grandchild Sophie Carlson, Montgomery; and a special friend, Juliette Snider, Lispcomb.

Mr. Nichols was a World War II veteran and a lifetime member of the VFW and American Legion.

Pallbearers will be Dale Smith, Ricky Smith, Jimmy Rutherford, Wayne Henderson, Donald Perkins and James Stone.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Calvary Baptist Church, at Rt. 1 Box 260A, Marion, AL., 36756; the Hopewell Baptist Church, at 902 Washington St., Marion, AL, 36756; or the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Sprott, AL., 36756.

Thomas Wade Bolen Sr.

Thomas Wade Bolen Sr., 86, of Marion, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005, at the Vaughan Regional Medical Center.

Services will be held at the Siloam Baptist Church on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005, at 1 p.m. officiated by the Rev. James L. Waters Jr.

Burial will follow in the County Line Baptist Church Cemetery at 3 p.m. in Marengo County.

Kirk Funeral Homes Marion Chapel is entrusted with arrangements. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at the chapel.

Mr. Bolen is survived by his daughters, Sherer B. (James) Averette, Marion; Joyce A. Colburn, Gulf Port, Miss.; sons Paul (Mary) Hester, Alabaster; Tom W. (Mary) Bolen Jr., Dallas; sister, Frances Bolen Crocker, Thomaston; grandchildren, Annesia Colburn (Jason) Miller, Wilmer; Teresa Colburn (Thomas) Pope, Marion; Cathy Averette, Mobile; Jonathan (Charlie) Averette, Pelham; Becky (Adam) Gordon, Birmingham; Joann (Jonathan) Jackson, Ringgold, Ga.; great grandchildren, Payton Anne-Lockhart Pope, Marion; Tristan Jacob Miller, Wilmer; Katelyn Jackson, Ringgold, Ga.; Justin Tomas Miller, Wilmer; and Emma Mary-Logan Pope, Marion.

Pallbearers will be George E. Bolen Jr., Thomas I. Pope IV, Jason G. Miller, Thomas I. Pope III, Willard Nichols, Danny Stewart, Richard Deavours and Tim Tucker.

Jewel S. Jackson

Jewel S. Jackson, formerly of Selma, died Saturday October 15, 2005 at Judson Park Nursing Home in Cleveland, Ohio. Graveside services will be held at the New Live Oak Cemetery at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday October 19, 2005 officiated by Dr. Ronald E Stone and directed by Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home.

Mrs. Jackson was born in Hartford, Alabama. She was educated at Troy State Teachers College and the University of Alabama, where she received an M. A. in English. In Selma, she was the wife of M. P. Jackson and a teacher of English at Albert G. Parrish High School. She was also an active member of the First Presbyterian Church and of the community.

She is survived by her daughter, Georgia Jackson Cowart, of Cleveland, and granddaughter Rachel Victoria Cowart, of Bradford, MA. Other relatives include a sister, Letha Gillman, of Westville, Florida, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Phillip Robbins

ELKTON, Md. (AP) &045; Philip Robbins, a former Washington Evening Star metro news editor and George Washington University journalism department professor and chairman died Thursday of pancreatic cancer at his home in Elkton. He was 74. Robbins was born in Hickman, Ky., and grew up there and in Hopewell, Va. He graduated cum laude from Washington and Lee University, served in the Army as a sergeant major during the Korean War, and received a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.