Nicholson, George E. (Dalton)

Monday, December 31, 2012

George E. Nicholson, 68, of Dalton, GA, died on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton.

George was born April 7, 1944 in Whitfield County, a son of the late Paul and Mary Powell Nicholson; and was also preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Nicholson; and sisters, Clara Jones and Lois Nicholson. 

George was retired from Collins and Aikman where he worked for over 34 years.George was dedicated to his family, his church and his friends. He was the senior pastor at Cove Baptist Church. 

He is survived by his loving wife, Lennie Howard Nicholson; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Chris Coker; son and his fiancée, Charles Nicholson and Sonja Queen; grandchildren, Kenny Nicholson, Kellie Nicholson and Drew Coker; special friend whom he thought of as a son, Juan Garcia and his children, Hayley Garcia and Sadie Garcia; special friend who was like his grandson, Jun Park; brothers, John Nicholson, Richard Nicholson and Marshall Nicholson; sisters, Elizabeth Keener, Fannie Hooker and Frances Lawson; several nieces and nephews; and many friends. 

Services to celebrate the life of Reverend George E. Nicholson will be held Tuesday, January 1, at 2 p.m. at Ponders Melrose Chapel with Reverend Bruce Beach, Reverend Bo Carnes and Reverend John Dorsey officiating. He will be laid to rest at Colonial Hills Memorial Park Cemetery with Daniel Padgett, Donald Howell, CharlesNicholson, Juan Garcia, Chris Coker and Lee Gilbert serving as pallbearers. Matthew Schmeltz will serve as an honorary pallbearer. 

The family will receive friends at Ponders Melrose Chapel from 5-9 p.m. Monday, December 31 and after 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 1.

Flowers will be accepted or the family requests that donations be made to, Ross Woods Adult Day Care in memory of George Nicholson, 1402 Walston Ave., Dalton, GA, 30720.

Arrangements are by Ponders Funeral Home, Melrose Chapel.

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