Edna Sidwell Alford

Born: Tue., Oct. 7, 1930
Died: Mon., Feb. 20, 2012

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Edna Ruth Sidwell Nichols Alford, age 81, of Greensboro, Georgia, died Monday, February 20, 2012 at Greene Point Health Care and Rehab. Mrs. Edna was born October 7, 1930, in the Apalachee Community of Morgan County to the late Thompson Sidwell and Maggie Beal Sidwell. She graduated from Madison High School and on July 29, 1950 she married Charles Henry Nichols. Throughout high school she worked at the Madison Theater and after marriage she became a homemaker. She later worked for the Duvall Livestock Market, West Department Store and Horizon Growers in Greensboro. She retired as a teller at The Bank of Greensboro which later became BB&T. After retirement she enjoyed working at Farmers Feed and Seed selling flowers. Mrs. Edna was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School, sang in the choir and was Church Clerk for fifty years. She also sang in the community choir. She was an exceptional cook, loved to sew and her passion was growing flowers and vegetables. She enjoyed her family and especially watching her children and grandchildren playing sports of all kinds.

She is survived by her husband, Arnold Alford; three sons, Charles Allen Nichols, Phillip Kevin Nichols and wife Wilma and Randall Stuart Nichols and wife Susan all of Greensboro, GA; step son, Wendell Lang Alford and wife Denise of Easley, SC; stepdaughters, Lynn Alford Rampey and husband Tommy and Kathy Alford Roberts; a sister, Mary Evelyn S. Haulk of Social Circle, GA; and brothers, William Charles (Bill) Sidwell and wife Donna of Ocoee, FL and Thompson Eugene (Sonny) Sidwell of Madison, GA; grandchildren, Andrea Nichols Miller and husband Randy, Claire Nichols Sanders and husband Gary, Michael Allen Nichols, Adam Seth Nichols and wife Brandy, Mary Beth Nichols, Alecia Nichols Martin and husband Nathan, Rebecca Nichols Adkins and husband Ben, Jeremy Nichols and wife Christi; step grandchildren, Kyle Rampey, Heather Hood, Travis Jones, Brad Roberts, Amanda Roberts and Hope Akin; great grandchildren, Joe and Sam Miller, Jackson Sanders and Samantha, Jordan and Catelyn Nichols, step great grandchildren, Hunter and Hannah Hood and Madison, Alex and Samantha Harris. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Henry Nichols on November 16, 2001 and a step daughter, Kaye Alford Jones.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church with Rev. Joel Sorrow officiating. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery, Macedonia Church Road, Union Point, GA 30669 (Macedonia Community). Serving as pallbearers are Scott Baynes, David Price, Dewitt Price, Barry Churchwell, Tommy Rampey, Wendell Alford, Billy Copelan and Danny Edmonds. Honorary pallbearers are Dustin Churchwell Lewis Duvall, Joe Vaughn, R. A. Moore and James Price. The family requests that any memorials be made to Macedonia Baptist Church, c/o R. A. Moore, 2721 Macedonia Church Road, Union Point, GA 30669 or to Gideons International, P O Box 214, Madison, GA 30650. The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday night at McCommons Funeral Home. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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Claire Nichols Sanders
   Posted Tue February 21, 2012
Grandmother: Thank you for teaching me about Christ through your example. Thank you for loving and caring for us, and for demonstrating grace and hard work each day. There are not many ladies left like you. I am thankful for the memories, lessons, and conversations at the kitchen table we can carry in our hearts forever. I love you.

Betty Jo Evans
   Posted Tue February 21, 2012
Dear Family, Edna was one of my favorite people. She was always so plesent to be around. God Bless all of you at this time of your sorrow. Betty Jo

Janice Knight
   Posted Tue February 21, 2012
May God give you the comfort that only he can. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Janice and Danny Knight Apalachee Baptist Church

Robert & Annette Dowdy
   Posted Tue February 21, 2012
We were shocked and saddened to hear of your mother's death. Edna was a wonderful person and will be missed by every one who knew her, Our prayers will be with you.

Margaret Patrick
   Posted Tue February 21, 2012
So sorry for your loss, but just be comforted in knowing that she is singing in Heaven's choir. Your mother was such a sweet and beautiful lady and I know you will miss her terribly. Love to all of you, Mike and Margaret Patrick

Alec and Patti Ward
   Posted Tue February 21, 2012
We knew Edna from Green Point

Joan Hauser
   Posted Tue February 21, 2012
Met Edna at Green Point

Middle Georgia Forestry
   Posted Tue February 21, 2012
In deepest sympathy.

Kent & Melinda Walker
   Posted Tue February 21, 2012
Our deepest sympathy to the family.

Heath & Donna Wood
   Posted Tue February 21, 2012
So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Barry and Teresa Churchwell
   Posted Wed February 22, 2012
Edna will always be in our hearts and memories. She touched our lives with a smile, cheerful attitude, positive thinking, and delicious food and beautiful flowers. Our lives have been enriched by her wisdom and guidance. Edna was richly blessed with a loving and devoted family. It has been an honor and great priviledge to have known Edna. May the cherished memories always be treasured. We love you.

kay smith
   Posted Wed February 22, 2012
So sorry to hear of your loss. I know that she was a sweet lady because she raised a good family.

Sharon Tomlinson
   Posted Wed February 22, 2012
You are in our thoughts and prayers. Ken and Sharon Tomlinson

Dustin and Amanda Churchwell and Family
   Posted Wed February 22, 2012
Our deepest sympathies for your loss. You are in our prayers.

Linda Yearwood Barrington
   Posted Wed February 22, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss, may God wrap his arms around you & comfort you in the days ahead. Linda Yearwood Barrington

Teressa Gentry
   Posted Thu February 23, 2012
Donna and family, Very sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Tee

Meg Marshall
   Posted Thu February 23, 2012
I was so sorry to hear about Ms. Edna. She was such a sweet lady and I know she will be missed by everyone. My prayers are with you.