Doris Nichols Smith
1944 - 2021
Davenport Funeral Home, Inc. - West Union
311 South Carolina Hwy 11
West Union, SC
Doris Nichols Smith

February 16, 1944 - January 24, 2021

Doris Nichols Smith, 76, of Winfield, Kansas, passed away Sunday evening, Jan. 24, 2021, at her home.

Born Feb. 16, 1944, in Walhalla, S.C., she was the daughter of James Carter "J.C." and Rubye G. (Carter) Nichols. She was raised and received her education in Walhalla, graduating from Walhalla High School in 1962.

Doris was united in marriage to Wade H. Smith Jr., Oct. 16, 1965, at the Second Baptist Church in Walhalla. The couple made their first home in Seneca, S.C., until moving to Newton. Doris attended nursing school in Morganton, where she received her degree as a Registered Nurse. Following nursing school, she worked at Catawba Memorial Hospital until 1976, when the couple's daughter, Ashley, was born. Doris became a faithful and dedicated homemaker, caring for every need of her husband and daughter. She would later return to Walhalla to care for her mother.

In 2016, she moved to live with her daughter and traveled the U.S. with their family, before settling in Winfield, Kansas, in 2020. Doris was a faithful church goer wherever she lived. She enjoyed shopping, reading newspapers, and was an avid baker.

Her family includes her daughter, Ashley Kramp and husband, Steven, of Winfield; aunt, Allene Bearden; brothers, Hershal Nichols and wife, Sylvia and Terry Nichols and wife, Kym; grandchildren, Elijah, Paige, Zane, Olivia, Micah, Grace, and Bridger; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, J.C. and Rubye Nichols; and brother, James Nichols.

The funeral services will be held at Davenport Funeral Home in West Union, S.C., at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 30. Interment will follow at Oconee Memorial Park Cemetery in Seneca, S.C. A visitation is scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 29, at the funeral home. The family will greet visitors that evening. Service will be livestreamed at Pallbearers will be Steven Kramp, Elijah Kramp, Hershal Nichols, and Terry Nichols.

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Published by Hickory Daily Record on Jan. 28, 2021.
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