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  1. Kari Moore
    January 17, 2022 @ 5:06 pm

    Thoughts to the family. I met Nick through Morlan Shell car runs. I sure enjoyed visiting with him. Very kind man.


  2. Donna Newberry
    January 18, 2022 @ 11:38 am

    Sorry for your loss. Many good times playing women’s city volleyball many years ago sponsored by Nick’s.
    Noble and Donna Newberry


  3. Darrin O Reed
    January 19, 2022 @ 11:41 am

    Nick was a great man who left this world leaving a great family. He will be missed greatly by all who knew him.


    • Janet Godon
      January 24, 2022 @ 8:16 pm

      Thank you so much for your beautiful and caring comments. It brings us all great comfort to know he was so highly thought of by so many people. I hope you are doing well. – Janet


  4. Janice Vobornik
    January 19, 2022 @ 2:35 pm

    I am so sorry for the loss of Melvin he was a great man and so loved by all a great husband grandfather and father., brother cousin friend . He will be missed . Love Jan Vobornik


    • Barbara Cook
      January 19, 2022 @ 8:14 pm

      I’m so sad to learn of Nick’s passing. I was blessed to spend lots of time with him and Wilma through our kids attending Howell Valley School together.We both shared January 4 as our birthday. I know a huge hole in the family has been made with his passing. Much love and many hugs to his family from the Cooks.


  5. Amber(Cozort)Redburn
    January 19, 2022 @ 4:24 pm

    Mrs. Nichols, Rhonda and Family, Mark/Kristy and Family,

    Our deepest sympathy to all of you on the passing of Melvin. My parents, Norris/Ivene Cozort, and us are keeping all of you in our daily prayers. May God comfort, encourage, support, and give each of you peace. May God bless all of you.
    In Christian Love,
    Norris/Ivene Cozort
    Tim, Amber, and Corby Redburn


  6. Robin Cope
    January 19, 2022 @ 5:43 pm

    My family is related to Melvin ( Nick) Nichols. Always enjoyed his store on Washington Avenue and our visits with Nick at a grocery store, reunion or Old Time Music Festival. He was a kind, gentle soul. Some sweet day. Robin & Gary Cope


  7. Sherri Holman Green
    January 19, 2022 @ 5:45 pm

    I am so sorry for the loss of Melvin. My dad, Bob Holman loved his talks and visits with him and Wilma. My dad was VERY blessed with the love and friendships with his cousins from West Plains. John and I’s prayers are with you.

    Sherri Holman Green & John Walterman


  8. Hassel and Alice Vandergriff
    January 19, 2022 @ 6:50 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful gentleman, and he will be very much missed. We pray that God will bless and comfort you.


  9. Larry Rowe
    January 20, 2022 @ 9:57 am

    I’m very sorry to hear of Nicks passing. My Dad used to take me in to the store on occasion in the very early 70s. They were acquainted and while they were visiting I would peruse the store for all the things I wanted. My first .22 rifle was purchased there and I still have it. That was a very happy day and Nick was always very kind and attentive even to a 12 year old that asked a lot of questions. He was definitely a gentleman and I wish you comfort through the grieving process. God will bless you with many fond memories of a very kind soul.


  10. Wayne and Gail Sowell
    January 20, 2022 @ 10:05 am

    Wilma and Family…Wayne and I are so sorry to hear of your loss of Melvin. We enjoyed visiting with both of you all so much. He was a fine man ….a good husband and father. We especially enjoyed having Janet as a part of our family during her high school years ….she and Leigh Ann were so close. I know you will miss him greatly but so glad you have such wonderful memories. We send our love to all of you.


    • Janet Godon
      January 23, 2022 @ 1:25 pm

      Wayne and Gail, Thank you so much for your kind, comforting words and thoughts. We all feel incredibly blessed to have had dad in our lives for so long. He will be in our hearts forever. I hope you are both well. – Janet


  11. Kay Garrett
    January 21, 2022 @ 10:16 pm

    Melvin and his entire family were and are such a vital part of the Howell Valley family. Melvin was also so friendly and seemed so unflappable and steady. I am sure he was the best of husbands and fathers as he was neighbor. May you find comfort in your good memories. Kay Garrett


    • Janet Godon
      January 24, 2022 @ 8:11 pm

      Hi Kay,
      Thank you for your beautiful sentiments. I love how you have described him as “unflappable and steady.” When we were younger we called him a worrywart. He sometimes had good reason to worry but most often he just wanted to know a detail or two to put his mind at ease. He was always supportive including when he didn’t love the idea of his children traveling or living abroad for extended periods of time. My favorite response was dad asking in a very calm manner, “What do I need to be worried about while you’re on that trip?” when I told him I was traveling to South America to try and summit Aconcagua. When things did go wrong, including “normal” daily life upsets or a bungled adventure” he certainly responded with unflappable tendencies in offering whatever was needed to make everything right in our world. He was the best of fathers.

      He always spoke so highly of your family and I know he enjoyed your friendship and assistance provided over the years. Take care and stay well. – Janet


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