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Agnes Godfrey Nichols

December 24, 1925 ~ October 31, 2021 (age 95)

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Agnes Godfrey Nichols, age 95 of Clarkesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 31, 2021.

Born in Dawson County, Georgia on December 24, 1925, she was a daughter of the late Rev. John Belk Godfrey & Esther Bennett Godfrey. Being a “Preacher’s kid”, Agnes lived in, and attended schools throughout North Georgia, and attended LaGrange College. After college, she resided in Clarkesville until meeting and marrying Alvin C. Nichols in 1954. They made their life and raised their two sons, John & Brian, in New Port Richey, Florida. After her husband’s death in 1997, she made her home permanently in Clarkesville, Georgia to be close to her family members. Agnes enjoyed living her last two years at Graceful Care Assisted Living in Clarkesville, surrounded by her precious new friends. 

Agnes committed her life to Christ at an early age, and remained a faithful servant for the remainder of her life. She was a member of the Clarkesville United Methodist Church, where her father had been pastor years before. She was involved, and volunteered in, many activities of the church and was a member of the Friendship Bible Class and the Jetsetters.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Nichols was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin C. Nichols, son, Brian C. Nichols, & brothers, Ralph Godfrey, Ray Godfrey, & James Godfrey.

Survivors include her son & daughter-in-law, John A. Nichols and Joy Hester NIchols, grandchildren, Jessamie N. Vincent & Jason Vincent, Marshal Nichols & Kasey Krippner Nichols, and six great-grandchildren, Georgia, Warren, and Rushing Vincent, and Harper, Berklee, and Hadley Nichols, all of Clarkesville. In addition, she left many very special nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, November 21, 2021 at Clarkesville United Methodist Church with Rev. Jan Devereaux and Rev. Keith Cox, officiating.  Private interment will be at Clarkesville Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Nichols requested that donations be made to Clarkesville United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 365, Clarkesville, GA. 30523.

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Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville, Georgia. (706) 754-6256

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Funeral Service
November 21, 2021

2:00 PM
Clarkesville First United Methodist Church

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