Shelby  County  Indiana
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Nicholas / Nickolas


The  Rushville  News
Monday, 24 Oct 2011
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RUSHVILLE James Everett Nickolas,  65, of Manilla, passed away Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 at Major Hospital in Shelbyville.  Born May 26, 1946 in Shelbyville, he was the son of  Tom and  Mary (Fishback) Nickolas.  He married  Carol Woolard  May 1, 1971; she survives.
          Mr. Nickolas spent his life in this area.  He attended Manilla elementary and middle school and was a 1964 graduate of Manilla High School.  He also attended Bethany Lutheran College in Minnesota for one year.  He worked as a truck driver for ABF Trucking in Indianapolis for seven years.  Other employment included Edgecomb Metals in Indianapolis, Bunzl Corp. in Indianapolis, Shelby Steel and the silo company in Rays Crossing.  He was a member of the Morristown American Legion, Rushville VFW, Shelbyville 40 & 8 Club, Rushville Vietnam Veterans and the Teamsters Union.  He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War aboard the USS Wasp and USS Essex.  He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal.  He loved joking and talking with his family and friends, playing with is dog (Casey), purposely aggravating his wife (Carol), and talking about school friends and Manilla people, past and present.
          Survivors include his wife, Carol of Manilla; his mother, Mary of Manilla; sons,  Joe (Amanda) Nickolas  of Louisville, Ky. and  Barry Nickolas  of Manilla; daughters,  Kellie Nickolas  of Indianapolis and  Olivia Nickolas  of Manilla; brother,  Jon Nickolas  of Manilla; sisters,  Marsha Neeb  of Shelbyville and  Vickie (Gary) Weitzel  of Manilla; brother-in-laws,  Ron (Sandy) Woolard  of Terre Haute and  Jim (Melissa) Woolard  of Florida; sister-in-laws,  Donna Webster  of Manilla and  Janis (Merl) Singer  of New Castle; a grandson,  Ashton Hammond  of Louisville; and his Jack Russell, Casey.
          He was preceded in death by his father, Tom; son,  Jamie Nickolas;  sister,  Susan Lower;  brother-in-laws,  Mark Webster  and  Randy Lower;  grandparents,  Everett and  Emma Fishback  and  James Nickolas  and  Geneva Coy;  and mother- and father-in-law,  James and Juanita Woolard.
          Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Glenn E George & Son Funeral Home in Shelbyville with the Rev. Jerri Cadwallader officiating.  Burial will be held in Manilla Cemetery at a later date.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming and Betty Kitchen


The  Rushville  News
Monday, July 18, 2011
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Charles Thomas Nickolas, 82
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RUSHVILLE Charles Thomas "Tom" Nickolas,  82, of Manilla, passed away July 15, 2011 at Major Hospital in Shelbyville.  Born Nov. 2, 1927 in Marion County, he was the son of  James Nickolas  and  Geneva (Wall) Coy.  He married  Mary Fishback  Nov. 21, 1945; she survives.
          Mr. Nickolas spent his entire life in this area.  He retired from Admiral Corp. after 30 years.  He also owned and operated a service station in Arlington and drove cars for Heritage Auto.  As well, he had a license for air-conditioning work.  He attended Rays Crossing Christian Union Church.  He had been a member of the Manilla Volunteer Fire Department, American Legion, American CB Radio Club, the Visually Impaired Club and was the caretaker of Manilla Cemetery.  He served with the Indiana National Guard 38th Infantry Division.  He enjoyed wood working and telling old stories to his grandchildren.  His best friend was  Bill Haley  and all the guys he spent time with every morning at the On The Way Mini Mart in Manilla.  Everyone would look out for him when he drove around his golf cart with the little flashing yellow light.
          Survivors in addition to his wife include sons,  James E. (Carol) Nickolas  and  Jon Nickolas,  both of Manilla; daughters,  Marsha Neeb  of Shelbyville and  Vicki (Gary) Weitzel  of Manilla; a sister,  Elnora Moore  of Indianapolis; 10 grandchildren,  Travis,  Trampas and  Toma Weitzel,  Kellie and  Joey Nickolas,  Eric and  Chris Lower,  Bill, Natalie and  Tony Neeb;  and 16 great-grandchildren.  Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter,  Susan Lower; grandson,  Jamie Nickolas;  and brother,  James C. Nickolas.
          Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, Shelbyville with Pastor Gordon Heinrich officiating.  Burial will be in Blue River Wesleyan Methodist Cemetery and will include a graveside military service.  Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Manilla Community Cemetery Fund or the Manilla Volunteer Fire Department c/o the funeral home.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming and Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
Late June 1998
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          James Thomas "Jamie" Nickolas, 24, died Thursday* at his home in Shelbyville.  Born January 24, 1974, in Rush County, he was the son of  James E. and  Carol A. (Woolard) Nickolas.  Mr. Nickolas worked for Woolard Construction and was a part-time bartender at Bob's Chug-A-Lug.
          Survivors include his parents, Manilla; a sister,  Kellie R. Nickolas,  Manilla; a brother,  Joseph R. Nickolas,  Manilla; grandparents  Tom and  Mary Nickolas,  Manilla,  James and  Lois Woolard,  Shelbyville, and  Juanita Woolard,  Morristown; and two great-grandmothers,  Geneva Coy,  Greesnburg and  Emma Fishback,  Manilla. .
Note:  Posted on findagrave.com
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming and Betty Kitchen

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