April 22, 2013

R.J. Nicholson

Mr. R.J. Nicholson, 74, of Dalton, departed this life Sunday, April 21, 2013, at a local hospital.

R.J. was born April 30, 1938, in Dalton, a son of the late John and Dora Woods Nicholson. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Larry Nicholson.

He was a member of the Cedar Valley Cathedral of Praise. He worked for 31 years at Collins & Aikman and 27 years at Walmart.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Gertrude Nicholson; sons and daughters-in-law, Billy and Angie Nicholson, Donnie and Gwen Nicholson, Gerald and Donna Nicholson, and Timmy and Jennifer Nicholson, all of Dalton; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Lloyd Nicholson, Clyde Nicholson, Bobby Nicholson, Robert Nicholson, Kenny Nicholson and Jimmy Nicholson, all of Dalton, and James Nicholson of Tunnel Hill; sisters, Geneva Crider, Brenda Keeler and Wanda Woodriff, all of Rocky Face, and Margaret Smith of Alabama; and several nieces and nephews.

Services to celebrate the life of Mr. R.J. Nicholson will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Cedar Valley Cathedral of Praise with the Rev. Clayton Brown and David Hammontree officiating.

He will lie at the church from 2 to 3 p.m. He will be laid to rest at the United Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at Ponders Melrose Chapel today from 5 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday after 10 a.m.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Arrangements are by Ponders Melrose Chapel, 138 Melrose Drive, Dalton; (706) 226-4002.

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