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Lester Huff Nichols

February 9, 1930 - November 6, 2019
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Funeral service for Lester “Mr. Buddy” Huff Nichols, age 89, of Petersburg, TN, will be conducted at 11 AM on Monday, November 11, 2019, at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Matthew Hunter and Bro. John Sorrells officiating. Burial will follow in Old Orchard Cemetery next to his wife, Margaret Lorraine Barrett Nichols.

Lester was born on February 9, 1930 in Lincoln County, TN to the late Moses Huff and Lena Belle Gibson Nichols. He lived in the Po Grab Community his entire life and worked as a beef cattle farmer and a bus driver for Lincoln County Schools. Mr. Buddy started driving buses when he was a senior in high school and then full time from 1962 until he retired in 2010. He was a member of Hannah’s Gap Baptist Church where he was a Sunday School Superintendent, Deacon, and Treasurer. Mr. Nichols passed away on November 6, 2019 in Shelbyville, TN.

Survivors include his daughter, Alice (Todd) Swinford of Petersburg, TN; grandchildren, Jordan Lane, Austin (Zola) Lopeman, Justin (Brandy) Swinford, and Katie Swinford; brother, Don (Elna Ann) Nichols of Nashville, TN; cousin, Hazel Foster of Shelbyville, TN; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family will be held at 4 PM until 8 PM on Sunday, November 10, 2019, at Higgins Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude, Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or Hannah’s Gap Baptist Church, 283 Bledsoe Rd, Petersburg, TN 37144. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Lester Huff Nichols.

Schedule of Services
  • Visitation
  • Date: November 10, 2019
    Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Service
  • Date: November 11, 2019
    Time: 11:00 AM