Rock Hill – Mrs. “Peggy” Thelma Harless Nichols, 87, passed away on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at her home.

Mrs. Nichols was born in Thessalia, VA and the daughter of the late Everett W. Harless, Sr. and the late Ida Harris Harless.  She was a member of Mount Holly United Methodist Church where she was very active as a Sunday school teacher for over fifty years, President of UMW Circle 1 for several terms, and served on numerous committees.  She attended St. Luke Hospital School of Nursing and graduated from Converse School of Business. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Nichols was preceded in death by her husband, John Gaston Nichols; her grandson, Matt Kerr; her brother, Everett W. Harless, Jr.; and her sister, Zella Harless Poag.

Services for Mrs. Nichols will be 2:00 pm, Monday, October 8, 2018 at Mount Holly United Methodist Church, 1196 Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730 with the Reverend Wayne Smith officiating.  Burial will follow at Mount Holly United Methodist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 6:30 pm, Sunday, October 7, 2018 at Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel, 2133 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732 and other times at the home.

Mrs. Nichols is survived by her daughters, Donna Nichols Braswell (Jerry) of York, Nancy Nichols Abbott (Paul) and Karen Nichols Thornburg of Rock Hill; her brother, Clarence Jackson Harless; her sisters, Beulah Harless Glenn and Lucy Harless Giles of Rock Hill; her seven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Mount Holly United Methodist Church, cemetery fund, 1196 Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

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