Harold Nicholson: Obituary

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Harold Nicholson

MAY 28, 1927 ~ JANUARY 11, 2019 (AGE 91)

Mr. Harold Nicholson, age 91, of Hiawassee, Georgia passed away on Friday, January 11, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. He was a WW II Army Veteran. Harold was born in Hiawassee on May 28, 1927 to the late Claude Lee and Mary Angeline (Russell) Nicholson.  Harold was a member at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Blairsville, Georgia.  He and his late wife were original members and helped grow the church. Harold asked God for two things: a good wife and a close-knit family. God answered those prayers in southern France during World War II with Miss Simone Brun who came to Hiawassee to become his bride. God blessed them with six children.  He always made certain his family was taken care of.  He was somewhat of a jack-of-all-trades; he could repair anything and loved working on his farm.  In order to provide for his family he had to leave Hiawassee, securing a job with General Motors Parts Division located in Doraville, Georgia.  Harold enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. One of his favorite pastimes was scheming to pull a practical joke on some unsuspecting person. He was well known for having a few tricks up his sleeve. He enjoyed having his family together for any occasion or no occasion at all; he simply loved being surrounded by his family. He was an honorable man of high integrity, a devoted husband, a loving father,  doting grandfather, great grandfather, and great-great grandfather.

Harold was preceded in death by the love of his life, Mrs. Simone Brun Nicholson who passed away in 2012. They had been married for 64 years. He was also preceded in death by his oldest daughter, Jeanne Marie Nicholson, his beloved daughter-in-law, Beverly Amelia Nicholson, brothers Hascal Nicholson, Gerald Nicholson and Arvin Nicholson.  Harold is survived by his three daughters and two sons: Shirley and Mike Clinton, Pat and Ed Williams, Diana and Bob Crowder, Patrick Nicholson, Sylvain Kurt and Diane Nicholson; his sisters: Virginia Roach of Marion, North Carolina and Lillian Darnell of Old Fort, North Carolina; his brothers: Milas and Mattie Nicholson of Hiawassee, Georgia, and Lex and Naomi Nicholson of Cartersville, Ga; his dear friend, Teresa Colditz, 15 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren; a large number of nieces, nephews and a host of friends and family.

Pallbearers will be the following: Jonathan Clinton, Joshua Clinton, Isaac Clinton, Shannon Jones, Joshua Crowder and Edward Williams.

The family will receive friends at Banister Funeral Home on Monday, January 14, 2019 from 5:00PM until 8:00PM. Services will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 11AM at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with Father Brian Baker officiating. Interment will follow the service at Burch Cemetery. Banister Funeral Home of Hiawassee, Georgia is in charge of arrangements

*UPDATED* School Closings Due to Severe Weather Conditions

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  • Union County Schools will be CLOSED Monday, September 11th and Tuesday, September 12th due to Gov. Nathan Deal declaring a state of emergency for all 159 counties in Georgia. Please continue to monitor here for further updates.
  •  Fannin County Schools will be closed for students and all personnel on Monday, September 11 and Tuesday, September 12, for students, as well as all faculty and staff, except for 12-month personnel, district directors, and principals. As long as it is safe to do so, all 12-month personnel, as well as district directors and principals, should anticipate reporting by 9:00 a.m. on September 12.  These personnel should note, though, that this expectation may be revised, depending on the weather conditions overnight; nonetheless, if you ever believe it is unsafe to report, please notify your immediate supervisor. In addition, the Board of Education work session meeting that was scheduled for 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 12, has been cancelled.  Please continue to stay safe!
  • Pickens County Schools closed Monday, September 11th – TWELVE MONTH EMPLOYEES REPORT AT NORMAL TIME. Schools will also be closed on Tuesday, September 12.  Twelve month employees will be contacted late Monday as to whether they will be required to come to work on Tuesday. All school activities, including athletic events and after-school programs, will be canceled.
  • Gilmer County Schools  will be closed Monday, September 11th and Sepember 12th due to Hurricane Irma. We have made this decision after consultation with local emergency management authorities and careful consideration of safety factors, such as the probability of severe winds especially at higher elevations, debris, dangerous road conditions and downed power lines left in its wake. Only 12 month staff should report if safe to do so.
  • Dawson County Schools  will be closed on Monday, September 11, and Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Twelve month employees will operate on a 2 hour delay.
  • Lumpkin County Schools closed due to the weather forecast for our area, Lumpkin County Schools will be closed on Monday, September 11, and Tuesday, September 12, 2017. The anticipated high winds pose a significant threat to our students and staff. We understand that weather predictions are not always accurate, but we cannot ignore the potentially dangerous situation that this storm poses. Our number one priority is to keep our students and staff safe! Wednesday will still be a early release day as planned so that teachers will be available for parent conferences. 12 month employees should report if it is safe to do so. 
  • Towns County Schools closed Monday, September 11th and Tuesday, September 12th for all students. All employees should report at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, September 12th if safe to do so.
  • White County Schools due to the severe weather forecast, White County Schools are closed for students and staff Monday, September 11, and Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Please be safe!
  • Murray County Schools closed Monday September 11 and Tuesday September 12, due to the possible impact of Hurricane Irma.   We have made this decision after consultation with local emergency management authorities and careful consideration of safety factors, such as the probability of severe winds, debris, dangerous road conditions, and downed power lines.  We understand that weather predictions are often incorrect, but the size of this storm cannot be ignored. It is our hope that Murray County is spared from any of this storm’s impact, but we will always choose to error on the side of caution.  All events planned for Monday and Tuesday evenings are also cancelled.  This includes the September 11 MCPS Board meeting.  This meeting will be rescheduled for Thursday, September 14 at 6:15 p.m.  All maintenance, grounds crew, and transportation employees will meet at the transportation office.

Hurricane Irma prompts school closings in Georgia

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*  Union County Schools will be CLOSED Monday, September 11th, 2017 due to Gov. Nathan Deal declaring a state of emergency for all 159 counties in Georgia. Please continue to monitor here for further updates.

  •  Fannin County Schools will be closed for students and all personnel on Monday, September 11.A great deal of consideration has been given to this decision. Governor Deal has us under a State of Emergency. Severe weather conditions, such as severe winds (especially at higher elevations), debris, dangerous road conditions, and downed power lines are all possible for our area beginning tomorrow(Monday) morning.Weather predictions are not always accurate, but this storm is massive and cannot be ignored. It is my hope that our community is spared from this, but it is better to err on the side of caution when safety is in question.  Please stay safe!
  • Pickens County Schools closed   Jasper, Georgia — Due to inclement weather conditions,the Pickens County School District will be closed tomorrow, Monday, September 11th – TWELVE MONTH EMPLOYEES REPORT AT NORMAL TIME. Schools will also be closed on Tuesday, September 12.  Twelve month employess will be contacted late Monday as to whether they will be required to come to work on Tuesday. All school activities, including athletic events and after-school programs, will be canceled.  Information will be posted on the Pickens County School District website at www.pickenscountyschools.org, the Infinite Campus parent portal, district and school websites and social media sites, and sent to local media.

     *  Gilmer County Schools closed   Release from Gilmer County School         School Closed – Monday, September 11, 2017Gilmer County Schools will be closed Monday September 11 due to Hurricane Irma. We have made this decision after consultation with local emergency management authorities and careful consideration of safety factors, such as the probability of severe winds especially at higher elevations, debris, dangerous road conditions and downed power lines left in its wake. We understand that weather predictions are not always accurate, but this storm is massive and cannot be ignored. It is our hope that our community is spared from the force of this storm, but we will always choose to err on the side of caution when our students’ safety is in question.

    *  Dawson County Schools Closed   Based on information from the NWS, Dawson County Schools will be closed on Monday, September 11, 2017. Twelve month employees report.

    *  Lumpkin County Schools Closed   Due to the weather forecast for our area, Lumpkin County Schools will be closed on Monday, September 11, 2017.  The anticipated high winds pose a significant threat to our students and staff. We understand that weather predictions are not always accurate, but we cannot ignore the potentially dangerous situation that this storm poses. Our number one priority is to keep our students and staff safe!  Decisions for future closings will be made as more information becomes available.  Thank you for supporting Lumpkin County Schools!

    *  Towns County Schools will be closed Monday for all students and staff. A decision about Tuesday will be made tomorrow afternoon.

    *  White County Schools Closed Due to the severe weather forecast, White County Schools are closed for students and staff Monday, September 11, 2017. Please be safe!

    *  Murray County Schools Closed Murray County Schools will be closed Monday September 11 and Tuesday September 12, due to the possible impact of Hurricane Irma.   We have made this decision after consultation with local emergency management authorities and careful consideration of safety factors, such as the probability of severe winds, debris, dangerous road conditions, and downed power lines.  We understand that weather predictions are often incorrect, but the size of this storm cannot be ignored. It is our hope that Murray County is spared from any of this storm’s impact, but we will always choose to error on the side of caution.  All events planned for Monday and Tuesday evenings are also cancelled.  This includes the September 11 MCPS Board meeting.  This meeting will be rescheduled for Thursday, September 14 at 6:15 p.m.  All maintenance, grounds crew, and transportation employees will meet at the transportation office.

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