Peggy Nichols

Jan 11, 2014

A Special Lady

WAYNESVILLE — Margaret Catherine “Peggy” Nichols, 91, passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at Haywood Lodge and Retirement Center.

A native of Iron Station, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late John Nelson and Bertye Bynum Dorsey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Charles Frederick Nichols, who passed away in 1992; a sister, Mary Louise Dorsey Brewer and one brother, John Dorsey, Jr.  Peggy was a graduate of Shelby High School and Queens College in Charlotte. She will always be remembered as a voracious reader, but most importantly a caregiver to her family. Peggy was a member of First United Methodist Church of Waynesville.

Peggy is survived by a son, Nick Nichols and his wife, Ellen, of Waynesville; and a nephew Dorsey Brewer and his wife, Lee, of Columbia, South Carolina. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff and caregivers of Haywood Lodge and Retirement Center.

Graveside Services will be held at Green Hill Cemetery at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14 with the Rev. John Davis officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. prior at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Haywood County Public Library: 678 S. Haywood Street, Waynesville, North Carolina 28786.

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