COMMERCE – Rogers L. Nicholson, 77, died Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at Heritage Healthcare of Athens.
Born in Jackson County, he was the son of the late William R. (Bill) and Bessie Mae Odum Nicholson. He was a retired painter, a member of Grove Level Baptist Church and was a United States Navy Veteran.
Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, William R. and Janis Nicholson and Steve A. and Susan Nicholson, all of Gaffney, S.C.; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Ricky Sanders, Maysville; brother, Thomas Nicholson, Hull; sister, Martha Fitzpatrick, Commerce; grandchildren, Jared, Taylor and Will Nicholson; and special friend, Sherry Doster.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 21, at Grove Level Baptist Church with the Revs. John Wood, Jeff Appling and Jeff Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Wednesday, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.