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Alta Mae Nichols

Alta Mae Nichols, 93, of Hawesville, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, October 17, 2021.  She was born in Hancock County on December 16, 1927 to the late Albert and Inez Ingram Gibbs.

Alta Mae was of the Baptist faith and was a farmer.  She loved her family dearly, enjoyed gardening, flowers and bird watching.  Alta Mae was preceded in death by her husband, Norville Nichols; granddaughter, Jennifer Stephens Benzel; grandson, Jason Nichols; son-in-law, Jimmy Daily; siblings, James Gibbs, Mary Miranda, Bobby Gibbs, Dorothy Blinzinger, William Gibbs and two infant sisters.

Alta Mae is survived by her children, Jeanie (Gerald) Stephens, Kay (Tim) Roberts, Susan Daily, Tommy (Joyce) Nichols and Joey Nichols; 10 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild on the way; siblings, Randy Gibbs and Linda Gibbs along with many nieces and nephews.

Private Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at Blackford Baptist Church Cemetery.  Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville was entrusted with care.  Share your memories and condolences with Alta Mae’s family at

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