Kelsey Nicholson, 81, of Hayesville, passed away Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017 at his home.
He was born in Towns County to the late Pince and Rubye Moody Nicholson. He was owner and operator of Clay County TV, sales and repair store. Kelsey was a U.S. Air Force Veteran. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Young Harris. Kelsey loved attending church and anything God related. He enjoyed the jail ministry and Gideon work. Kelsey loved spending time with his family and grand-kids.
He is survived by his wife, Lois Hamilton Nicholson; sons, Nicky Nicholson and wife, Sandy, of Hiawassee; Waylan Nicholson and wife, Teresa, of Fairplay, S.C.; Grant Nicholson and wife, Karen, of Hayesville; and Royce Nicholson and wife, Tracy, of Hiawassee; daughter, Rachelle Leek and husband, Paul, of Hayesville; sister, Arbena Moss and husband, Jack, of Hiawassee; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13 at the First Baptist Church in Young Harris. Reverends Eddie Duckworth, Lawrence English and Jason Derreberry will officiate. Burial will be in the Bellscene Cemetery with military honors conducted by the VFW Post 10222, Joe Miller Elkin American Legion Post 96 and DAV Chapter 73 and American Legion Post 532, of Hayesville, and VFW Post 6812. Pallbearers will be Jefferson, Jacob, Elijah, Isaac and Hogan Nicholson and Kacey Henrikson. Honorary pallbearer will be Michael Lovingood.
The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel of Hayesville where the body will remain until placed in the church two hours prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Gideon's International, P.O. Box 164, Murphy, NC.
Townson-Rose Funeral Home: www.townson-rose.com is in charge of arrangements.