Betty Sue Clayton Nichols, 76, of Durham died on Thursday, March 19, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Weltmer White Clayton and Elma Blackwood Clayton. She retired from Southern Bell. She was a member of Durham Memorial Baptist Church. She attended Lowes Grove Elementary School and Apex High School. She was preceded in death by her husband Henry “Nick” Newton Nichols, brothers, P.W. Clayton, Billy B. Clayton and Doyle Lee Clayton, one sister, Doris Rose Waltman.
She is survived by her son, Henry N. “Buddy” Nichols, Jr. and wife Darlene of Austin Texas; one daughter, Michelle Nichols of Durham; one brother Tommy Gordon Clayton of Durham; sister-in-law, Louise Seagroves Clayton of Cary; several nieces and nephews.
Graveside service will be held on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Woodlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. Rev. Ed Denton and Rev. Phil Clark will officiate. Active pallbearers will be, Rodney Martin, Daniel Jordan, Toby Clayton, Spanky Boswell, Mark King and Donnie McFall.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. One hour prior to the services at Woodlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to Durham Memorial Baptist Church, 133 Robbins Road, Durham, NC 27703. Online condolences can be made at www.hudsonfuneralhome.com