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Ouida Gaddis Nickles

Ouida Gaddis Nickles, 79, resident of Presbyterian Home of Clinton, wife of Howard Nickles, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010 at Hospice of Laurens County.

Born in Greenwood, SC, she was a daughter of the late Claude Gaddis and Estelle Graham Gaddis.

Ouida attended Lees McRae College and retired as a Medical Records Technologist with Self Memorial Hospital. She also worked for the Presbytery of South Carolina prior to her retirement. She was a faithful member of Greenville Presbyterian Church. She will be missed by her loving family and many friends.

Survivors include her husband, Howard Nickles of the home; 2 daughters, Jean Atkins and her husband, Tony, of Chapin, SC and Susan Moore and her husband, Mike, of Mount Ulla, NC; 5 grandsons, Clay, Collin and Cameron Atkins, Nicholas and Matthew Moore.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday Dec. 4, 2010 at 2:00 PM at Greenville Presbyterian Church, Donalds, SC with the Rev. Jonathan Bowling officiating. The burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 PM Saturday afternoon in the Social Hall at Greenville Presbyterian Church prior to services.

Memorials may be made to Greenville Presbyterian Church PO Box 157 Donalds, SC 29638 or to the Presbyterian Home of Clinton 801 Muskgrove St. Clinton, SC 29325.


Greenville Presbyterian Church
205 Greenville Church Rd
Donalds, SC  29638
Saturday, December 4, 2010
1:00-2:00 PM


Greenville Presbyterian Church
205 Greenville Church Rd
Donalds, SC  29638
Saturday, December 4, 2010
2:00 PM


Greenville Presbyterian Church Cemetery
205 Greenville Church Road
Donalds ,  SC  29638

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My sister & I had the pleasure of visiting with Howard and Quida at their home in Greenwood a few years back. Howard & my dad are first cousins and he helped connect the Nickels family with their roots. Quida was the most plesant woman and we are so sorry to hear the news. We only just heard of her passing and that was because I have been thinking about quida and Howard for awhile. We hope to visit Howard again soon. We will always remember her for her kindness to two women. she invited us into her home and treated us like real family. God bless Quida and Howard.

Vera (Nickels) Turner Dec 15 2010 12:00 AM

To the family of Ouida, I was fortunate to see Ouida just about a week before she left this earth and I will always remember that smile and kindness. She worked with my father John Livingston at 1st Pres in Greenwood. My father thought the world of her and I know they are friends again in heaven. She was a good and faithful servant. I hope to run into Howard when visiting my mother at Presbyterian Home. Again, my deepest sympathy in your loss. We just found out yesterday. Sincerely Rosemary Livingston

Rosemary Livingston Dec 10 2010 12:00 AM

Dear Howard, Susan and Jean, We are so sorry about the loss of Quida. We would have attended the funeral but we just found out about her death. She was such a sweet woman and loved by everyone. She will be truly missed. Our sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Smith & Margaret Nickles

Smith and Margaret Nickles Dec 5 2010 12:00 AM

To all the Family, I was so saddened to hear about the passing of Ouida. She was a dear friend and a wonderful person. We have so many precious memories, especially of our two girls, Susan and Tracy. I will be out of town and unable to attend the service, but my thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God give you comfort and peace. Love, Sybil

Sybil (Woodall) Mullikin Dec 4 2010 12:00 AM

It was a sacred privilege to have Quida, surrounded by her loved ones, in our Hospice House during the last hours of her life before entering eternity. Her loving family was an inspiration to me and to our staff. Unfortunately I have a funeral obligation at the very same hour on Saturday and will not be able to join you for the service. I hope to drop by P. Home to see Mr. Nickles one day soon.

Dan Compton, Chaplain, HLC Dec 3 2010 12:00 AM

Our sympathy is extended to you and the family. Ouida was always friendly and helpful when we both attended Presbytery. We knew she would always give us the help we needed.

Rufus & Mary Sherard Dec 3 2010 12:00 AM

Dear Nickles family, I worked with Quida at Self. In fact, she hired me for my position there in Medical Records. She was one of the nicest people I have ever met. Always had a smile and kind word for everyone. Please know I my prayers are with each of you during this time.

Jane Hammett Dean Dec 3 2010 12:00 AM

Ouida was one of the nicest people that I have met. We played bridge together in Due West and it was always fun. Ouida loved cards and she was very good at Bridge. I will miss her. My sympathy and prayers are with the family. Marilyn Gilmer

Marilyn Gilmer Dec 2 2010 12:00 AM