Rena M. (Paxton) Nicholas

December 19, 2020


Rena M. Paxton Nicholas, 97, of Fayetteville passed away on December 19, 2020 at Montgomery Rehab and Nursing Center in Montgomery, WV. She was born on June 10, 1923 in Ivydale, WV, the daughter of the late H.L. Clyde Paxton and Ollie Moore Paxton.
She was a member of Crooked Run Community Church in Fayetteville. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren, whom she called her angels.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 58 years, Russell Nicholas, her son, Kenneth Nicholas, son-in-law, Dick White, granddaughter, Lisa White, brothers Eugene, Richard, Woodford, and John, sisters Dolpha, Rata, Adeline, Alma, Mary, Ora, and Nora. She is survived by her son Larry (Mary) Nicholas of Troutman, NC, daughter, Linda White of Sutton, WV, grandchildren, Dickie (Yvonne) White, Michelle (Joe) Wiseman, Melissa Adkins, and Clifford Nicholas, great-grandchildren, Emily Patrick (Steve Calzado,) Samantha Patrick, Valerie Adkins, Justin and Nathan Wiseman, Russell and Raven Nicholas, and Sarah (Earl) Dunlap, Great-great grandchildren Bralen, Averie, Raelynn, Mason, and Tristin, and special grandchildren Trinity Sigler and Tracy Adkins.

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