Joan Elizabeth Mabe Nichols (2018-12-03 15:58:38)

Joan Elizabeth Mabe Nichols, age 66 of 138 Highland Drive, Sparta, NC passed away Sunday, December 2, 2018 at her residence.

She was born January 27, 1952 in Alleghany County to the late James A. and Rose Joines Mabe. Joan was a dedicated mother, grandmother, daughter, and made many sacrifices for her family. She was a retiree of the Alleghany County School System with 44 years of service in the transportation and child nutrition programs. Joan loved reading, gardening, and time spent with her pets and family. She is survived by two daughters, Penny N. Walker and husband Brad of Sparta, Heather N. Smith and husband Travis of Advance; one son, Scott Nichols and fiancé Karen Blevins of Sparta; three grandchildren, Meredith Walker of Taylorsville, Emily Nichols of Sparta, Cooper Smith of Advance; one great-grandson, Landon J. Jones of Sparta; one sister, Kathy Rector and husband Robert of Lewisville; one brother Bill Mabe of Ennice; several nieces and nephews also survive.

The family requests the honor of your presence at the funeral service to honor the life of Joan at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 5, 2018 in the chapel of Grandview Memorial Funeral Home with Brother Ed Hall officiating. Interment will follow in Shiloh Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home and other times at the residence.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101-9950. The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff and doctors of Derrick L. Davis Cancer Center – Novant Health and Mountain Valley Hospice. Grandview Memorial Funeral Home is proudly serving the Nichols family and if you wish, online condolences may be submitted to the family at

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