Dennis Ray Nichols


Mr. Dennis Ray Nichols age 86 of Madison, Georgia, passed away Saturday, January 15, 2022.

He was born May 29, 1935, in Olive Hill, Kentucky, son of the late Arnold Nichols and Maxine Taylor Nichols Johnston.  His grandparents, Pina Clark Taylor, and Andy and Molly Mauk Nichols, lovingly helped raise him.

Dennis attended Madison Christian Church. He was a printer for over 25 years with McCall Printing Company / Dayton Press in Dayton, Ohio, and retired from Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia. Dennis was a proud member of the Olive Hill High School Class of 1953, and he served in the National Guard of Kentucky.  He enjoyed traveling, good music, his first sip of coffee in the morning, and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and grandparents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 51 years, Joyce Ann Perry Nichols, and his brothers Bill Rush Nichols and Lloyd G. (Bo) Johnston.
He is survived by his children, Dennis K. Nichols of Versailles, Kentucky, and Chuck and Holly Nichols  Jarrell of Madison, Georgia; two grandchildren, Olivia Rose Jarrell, and Benjamin Nichols Jarrell of Madison, Georgia; two sisters, Barbara Sue Kiser of Olive Hill, Kentucky, and Mary Spagnoletti of Green Valley, Arizona; two sisters-in-law, Idabelle Case of Olive Hill, Kentucky, and Willa Jean Shafer of Winchester, Kentucky; two brothers-in-law, Bill Perry and Dan Perry, both of Olive Hill, Kentucky; and many beloved cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm. Saturday, February 5, 2022, at Madison Christian Church in Madison, Georgia, with Pastor Cory Thomas officiating. Graveside services will be held in the spring at Bethel Cemetery in Olive Hill, Kentucky with family and friends gathering afterward at First Christian Church of Olive Hill, (date and time to be determined).

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Dennis to either Madison Christian Church, P.O. Box 108, Madison GA 30650 or First Christian Church of Olive Hill, P.O. Box 538, Olive Hill KY 41164; or to the charity of your choice. 


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