Heart Attack Is Fatal To Munford Physician
MUNFORD, Tenn., Feb. 2 – Dr. Elbert R. Nichols, Munford physician, died at 3 p.m. Wednesday at his home after a heart attack. He was 76.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at First Methodist Church. Burial will be in Helen Crigger Cemetery with Munford Funeral Home in charge.
He was born at Clayton, Tenn., and was reared at Kenton. He was graduated from a Dresden prep school and from Vanderbilt College of Medicine. he had been a physician here since 1937. He was a member of the First Methodist Church.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Maude E. Nichols; three sons, Elbert Nichols Jr. of Memphis, and Walter Nichols and Richard Nichols, both of Munford, and three daughters, Mrs. J. T. Howard of Knoxville, Mrs. Jim Tom Williams of Memphis, and Mrs. Norris Gross of Maryville.
Dr. Elbert Nichols
Services for Dr. Elbert R Nichols, 76, Munford, Tenn., physician, father of Elbert Nichols Jr. and Mrs. Jim Tom Williams of Memphis, were at 3 p.m. today at Munford First Methodist Church with burial in Helen Crigger Cemetery. Munford Funeral Home was in charge.
Dr. Nichols, who died yesterday at his home, also leaves his widow and four other children including Richard (Dick) Nichols of Munford, who is regional manager of the Tennessee Department of Employment Security.
Dr. Nichols Died at 76 Wednesday
Dr. Elbert R. Nichols, Munford physician since 1937, died of a heart attack at 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon in his home.
Dr. Nichols, 76, was born at Clayton and reared in Kenton. He was educated in Cobb-Nichols Prep School at Dresden and was graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
He was a member of Munford First Methodist Church. Dr. Nichols practiced medicine in Lake and Bradford counties before moving to Munford 29 years ago.
Funeral services were held at 3 o’clock this afternoon in First Methodist Church in Munford with Rev. Ken Burnette and Rev. George Jackson officiating. Burial was in Helen Crigger Cemetery with Munford Funeral Home in charge.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Maude E. Nichols; three sons, Elbert Nichols Jr. of Memphis and Walter Nichols and Richard Nichols, both of Munford; three daughters, Mrs Frances Howard of Knoxville, Mrs. Margaret Williams of Memphis and Mrs. Nancy Gross of Maryville and 13 grandchildren.
A Close Friend
Dr. E. R. Nichols passed away suddenly last week after I sent in this column. The doctor will be missed greatly in Munford. He was a close friend and (kind of) in the family of John Bomar. He never went to town without going by Bomar’s store and passing the time of day. He was a man of few words and usually thought before he spoke on any subject. This is a characteristic we’d all do well to pattern after his wisdom. He was the father of Richard and Walter Nichols, both of Munford; Frances of Nashville, Nancy of Knoxville, and E. R. Jr. and Margaret of Memphis.
He had spent a long time in Munford — Long time in one way — Short in another. He and “Miss Mary” moved to Munford in 1937. I shall never forget. They lived next door to Munford Clinic.
[Articles from the Covington Leader, Covington, Tenn. and The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn. — publication dates unknown.]