Meridian Star


November 15, 2013

James D. Nichols

MERIDIAN —     Graveside services for James D. Nichols will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Graham Cemetery with Pastor Allen Shortridge officiating. James F. Webb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

    Mr. Nichols, 55, of Meridian, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was a member of Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ. Mr. Nichols was known by so many names like the “Gentle Giant” because he never meet a stranger, his door was always open and he was willing to offer a helping hand to everyone and he was the best father and friend to his son; “The Watermelon Man” for waving and people and selling watermelons on Highway 19 South, a small engine repairman and was a retired champion wrestler known as “The Blue Cyclone.

    He is survived by her son, Cody A. Nichols; daughter, Jennifer D.D.D. Nichols; mother, Johnnie Nichols; sisters: Evelyn Thornhill (Fred) of Nelson, N.C; Joyce Godwin (Charles) of Meridian; Shirley Warren of Meridian and Wanda Mingo of Meridian; brother, Aaron Earl Nichols (Joyce) of Meridian; numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Aaron James Nichols and brother-in-law, Ronnie Warren.

    Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at

    Visitation will be Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

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