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Edith Mae Allgood Nicholson, age 90, of Chase City, VA, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2018. She was born March 19, 1928 in Mecklenburg County, VA and was the daughter of the late Howard Sidney Allgood and the late Lena Griffin Allgood.
Edith was a loving wife, mother, homemaker, and seamstress. She grew up in the Jeffries Community where she attended Jeffries Baptist Church. Edith was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Chase City and was a member of the Jenny Hall Circle, the Ruth Sunday School Class, and served on the Hostess Committee. She contributed tirelessly to the life of First Baptist Church including accepting the responsibility of becoming the Director of the Nursery where she taught for 40 years. She also received numerous perfect attendance pins for being present each Sunday for Sunday School. When Edith was 67 years old, she became one of the first citizens from Chase City to earn her GED from Southside Virginia Community College in Keysville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Nicholson; daughter, Kaye Staley; two brothers, Ryland Allgood and Meredith Allgood; and three sisters, Sue Yancey, Doris Mathis, and Christine Matthews.
Edith is survived by two daughters, Connie Smiley and husband, Herbert of LaCrosse, VA and Kim Nicholson-Crocker of Flower Mound, TX; son-in-law, Larry Staley of Richmond, VA; six grandchildren; two brothers, Huston Allgood and Butch Allgood; three sisters, Marie Honeycutt, Joyce Wilson, and Judy Glasscock; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery in Chase City. Online condolences may be expressed at www.newcomballgoodfh.com. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to First Baptist Church, 206 E 2nd Street, Chase City, VA 23924.
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