Isham Gordon Nichols

July 18, 2019

Isham Gordon “I.G.” Nichols, Jr., 85 of Atmore, AL, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019, in Mobile, AL. He was born in Burnt Corn, AL, on May 14, 1934, to the late Isham Gordon Nichols, Sr. and Velma Johnson Nichols. He attended Auburn University (A.P.I) and was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Atmore. He owned and operated Nichols Department Store for many years before retiring. He had served as a councilman with the City of Amore and was a past president of the Atmore Jaycees.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Joyce C. Nichols; and a sister, Frances Nichols Black.

He is survived by his children, Randell “Randy” G. Nichols, Sr. and his wife Melissa of Atmore, AL; Scarlet Nichols Strom and husband Greg of Monroeville, AL; four grandchildren, Sterling Strom (Cory) Carter, Randell Gordon Nichols, Jr., Ann Walton Nichols and Anna Catherine Strom.

Funeral services were held  Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at the Patterson Chapel at First Baptist Church of Atmore with Rev. Kevin L. Garrett officiating.

Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were  Floyd Adams, Randell Gordon Nichols, Jr., James Barnett, Rodney Helton, Butch Wayne Black, Talmadge (Tal) Black, Karl J. Robinson, James Foster Kizer, James B. (Bo) Bishop, Jr, Gene Singleton and Cory Carter.

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