Nichols 2010 Reunion: Yummy, Yummy

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Lauren Stratton and Zoe Nichols were the youngest girls attending the Nichols reunion on July 24, 2010.
Over 80 Daniel Alexander and Melissa Vinson Nichols descendents celebrated their family heritage at the Nichols Family Reunion on Saturday July 24, 2010.

Daniel Nichols was the oldest child and only son of William Nichols who migrated to Tennessee from North Carolina. Daniel Alexander and Melissa Vinson Nichols were life long residents of Cannon County during the 1800’s and gave birth to seven children whose descendents still populate Cannon County.

The Nichols reunion was held at The Corner, a multi-use space, located on Pleasant Ridge Road. This was the 6th year Grady and Barbara Parker have played host to the Nichols family gathering.  Fellowship, reminiscing, and blue ribbon southern cooking made the 11 am to 4 pm event a day to remember.

 Large bowls of home grown tomatoes brightened tables laden with turkey and dressing, baked ham, fried chicken, casseroles and side dishes. The dessert table held homemade chocolate, coconut, apple, and chiffon pies, cakes, cup cakes, brownies, and cookies. “Yummy, yummy,” said one youth as he took his first bite of a sugar cookie.

The oldest family members present were Ray Nichols, age eighty-three and Kizzie Lou Fann Vance age eighty-two. The youngest male in attendance was one year old Canyon Zimmer who traveled with his family Chris and Sara Nichols Zimmer from Syracuse, New York. The youngest females present were four year olds, Lauren Stratton daughter of Tom and Connie Nichols Stratton and Zoe Nichols daughter of Michael and Kim Jernigan Nichols.  

The Nichols Reunion planning committee is composed of Eleanor Bell, Rena Duggin, Johnny and Lou Nichols, Linda Lou McPeak, Barbara Parker and Mariea Nichols. They announced the standing date for the Nichols reunion as the fourth Saturday in July.

So, check your family history that just may indicate you’re a descendent of this clan and be present for the ringing of the dinner bell at The Corner on July 23, 2011.
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