Christine Nichols, 82

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Christine Nichols, 82, of Canton, formerly from the Carrollton area, passed away Aug. 4, 2021, in her home.

Christine was born in Knoxville, TN Dec. 10, 1938, to the late Lawrence William and Margaret Stewart (Watt) Hogsed.

She obtained her R.N. in Nursing at the age of 50 and worked as a nurse in the V.A. in multiple states during her career. She obtained her pilot’s license and was the first female pilot in the Carroll and “Tri County” area.

She attended Grace Bible Fellowship Church in Dover. Her hobbies were her painting’s and taking Bob Ross classes. She loved gardening and canning, spending time with grandchildren, taking them hiking and enjoying the mountains and just spending time outdoors.                                                      

Survivors include four daughter: Barbara (Dana) Turvey,  Penny Semple, Cheryl (Michael) Giles, Trena (Joe) DeCandia;  brothers Larry (June) Hodges  and Jim (Barbara) Hogsed; sister Ina Marie Markley; six grandchildren: Billy (Trish) Patterson, Mandy Eberly, Christina Oldham, Shane (Melanie) Semple, William “Trent”  DeCandia and Michael DeCandia; nine great grandchildren:  Kylie Eberly, Kaleb Eberly, Caine Deibel, Lance Deibel, Conner Semple, Caitlin Oldham, Ethan Giles – Levy, Brycen Oldham, Wayne Oldham; and one great-great grandson: Ryker Lowe.           Christine was preceded in death by her parents and a brother-in-law, Lynn Markley.

Calling hours are scheduled Saturday, Aug. 7, in Allmon Dugger Cotton Funeral Home from 4-6 p.m. with the service 5 p.m. Cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Grace Bible Fellowship Church in Dover. Special thanks to Crossroads Hospice for all their care.                     

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