She was born Dec. 22, 1956, in Macon County, N.C., to the late Henry C. Nichols and Merrill Crone Nichols. She was a nurse’s aide and was a member of Persimmon Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, Tony Carpenter; a granddaughter, Merideth Nichols; and two sisters, Claudia Buchanan and Emily Nichols.
Theda is survived by: a son, Michael Jonathan Nichols of Clayton; a brother, Phillip Nichols and wife Swannie of Clayton; and a sister, Phyllis Gragg and husband Guy of Clayton.
Her body has been cremated, and a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Hunter Funeral Home chapel with officiating by Lloyd Hunter. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home. Family members are at their respective residences.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the Theda Nichols Carpenter Memorial Fund, United Community Bank, 516 Highway 441 S., Clayton, GA 30525.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.hunterfuneralhomega.com.