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Viola Orlene (Bell) Nichols

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Viola Orlene (Bell) Nichols Obituary
Viola Orlene Bell Nichols, 93, died on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at Hendersonville Health and Rehabilitation. She was the daughter of the late John Bell and Pearl Elizabeth Bell Mitchell. Viola was preceded in death by her loving husband James Ray Nichols in 2014 and two sisters and one brother.
Viola spent most of life in Henderson County and married James on Christmas Eve in 1942. Together they enjoyed raising their one daughter, Rachelle. Viola worked taking care of others as a nurse aide at doctor's offices. She taught Sunday school for 43 years and was a member of the French Broad Baptist Church.
She is survived by her daughter Rachelle and husband Bill of Saluda, one sister; Patsy Malone of Inman, SC; one granddaughter; Suzanne Hall of Jacksonville, FL; three great grandchildren; Jared Alex Hall of the home, Dylan Hall and Graysen Hall of Jacksonville, FL and many nieces and nephews.
A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Shepherd Memorial Park with Reverend Kemuel Pruitt officiating. No formal visitation is planned.
Memorial Contributions may be made to French Broad Baptist Church Library at 182 Grandview Lane, Hendersonville, NC 28791.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Times-News from Jan. 15 to Jan. 16, 2016
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