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Jean (Cummings) Nichols

1929 ~ 2021 (age 91)


Jean Cummings Nichols, age 91, of Woodbury passed away Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Alive Hospice of Murfreesboro.  She was born on December 25, 1929 to her parents, Jim B. & Clistie Wilcher Cummings in Cannon County.

Survivors include her sons, Ronnie (Gerri) Nichols of Murfreesboro, Shane (Pat) Nichols of Woodbury, & Dale (Christy) Nichols of Murfreesboro; and her sister, Wanda Jewel Tarpley of Woodbury; and Daughters-in-law, Donna Nichols of Woodbury & Sandy Nichols of Bradenton, FL.  Numerous beloved grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, & nephews also survive.

Ms. Jean was preceded in death by her husband of 76 years who passed away the day before on Friday, September 3, 2021; Sons, Larry Dwight Nichols & Van Nichols; and Siblings, Bill Perry Cummings, Kenneth Cummings, Raydean Cummings Vance, & Irene Cummings Davenport; in addition to her parents.

She was a member of the Sunny Slope church of Christ and worked at the Rock City Box Factory.  She enjoyed being a member of the Cannon County Senior Citizens Center, but most importantly loved spending time with her family.  She was "world known" for her famous biscuits, pies, & banana puddings.

A joint funeral service will be held with her husband, Mr. Ray Nichols, at 2 PM Wednesday, September 8, 2021 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Kenneth Mears, Bro. Mark Barker, & Bro. Boyd Barker officiating.  Interment will follow at Riverside Gardens Cemetery.  Visitation for the family and friends will be from 10 AM until 2 PM Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at Woodbury Funeral Home. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to NHC of Murfreesboro, Alive Hospice, Sunny Slope church of Christ, or the charity of your choice.

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September 8, 2021

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Woodbury Funeral Home

Funeral Service
September 8, 2021

2:00 PM
Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home
504 W. Main St.
Woodbury, TN 37190

Interment following funeral service
September 8, 2021

Riverside Gardens Cemetery

Woodbury, TN 37190

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