Cathy Diann Rutherford Nichols, age 66, of 1555 Old Barrett Road, Ennice, NC; passed away Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022 at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin, NC.
Cathy was born December 2nd, 1955 in Ashe County to the late Russell Wallace and Wanda Mae Brown Rutherford. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a nephew, Ethan Rutherford.
Cathy enjoyed flower gardening, farming, riding motorcycles and spending time with her family.
Survivors include her husband of 27 years, Mack Nichols of the home; three children: Dana Ray and husband Jim of Elgin, SC, JR Utt and wife Chelsea of Plant City, FL, Charles Nichols and wife Molly of Ooltewah, TN; two grandchildren: Jamie Ray and Alysa Lane both of Elgin, SC; a brother, James Rutherford of Piney Creek.
Funeral Services to honor the life of Cathy will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, August 6th, 2022 in the chapel of Thomas Family Funeral Service with Eli Carico officiating. Interment will follow at Elk Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home and other times at the residence.
Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to Elk Creek Cemetery Fund, c/o Joel Souther, 189 Farmers Fish Camp Road, Sparta, NC 28675.
The family would like to thank Susan Bennett and Diana Felts for everything that they did for Cathy and the family.
Thomas Family Funeral Service is honored to be serving the Nichols Family. If you wish, online tributes may be extended to the family at www.thomasfamilyfs.com.
Elk Creek Cemetery Fund c/o Joel Souther
189 Farmers Fish Camp Road, Sparta NC 28675