Martha Thompson

Martha Thompson (Nickles)

April 30, 1931 - December 31, 2020
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Martha Nickles Thompson, 89, of Abbeville, wife of the late Harold Thompson, died Thursday, December 31, 2020 at Self Regional Healthcare. She was born in Abbeville County to the late David Calvert Nickles and Margaret Anderson Nickles.

Martha, a talented seamstress, owned and operated Martha’s Draperies for many years. She enjoyed working in her yard, keeping it in pristine condition. Martha was a member of First Baptist Church in Abbeville and the Loyal Workers Sunday School Class. She loved her family unconditionally and time spent together was always special.

In addition to her husband and parents, Martha was preceded in death by a son, Mike Thompson; a brother, David Larry Nickles; and a sister, Jean Nickles Thompson.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Sandy Thompson, of Abbeville; her grandchildren, Jennifer Hall (Speedy) and Chris ‘Craw’ Thompson, all of Abbeville; a sister, Frances Smith, of Simpsonville; a brother, Harry Nickles (Elsie) of Hodges; a sister-in-law, Sandra Nickles, of Greer; two great-grandchildren, Aedan and Kyler; and a wide circle of extended family and friends.

Graveside services will be 2:00PM, Tuesday, January 5, 2021 in Long Cane Cemetery with Rev. David Green officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Those wishing to pay their respects may visit Harris Funeral Home on Monday, January 4, 2021 between the hours of 12:00PM – 4:00PM.

Memorial contributions, in memory of Martha, may be sent to the American Cancer Society, c/o Conway Shirley, 144 Winona Church Rd., Donalds, SC 29638; First Baptist Church, PO Box 825, Abbeville, SC 29620 or Hodges Presbyterian Church, PO Box 99, Hodges, SC 29653.

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Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Abbeville is assisting the Thompson family.

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    January 5, 2021 | 2:00pm
    January 5, 2021 2:00pm
    Long Cane Cemetery
    Those wishing to pay their respects may visit Harris Funeral Home on Monday, January 4, 2021 between the hours of 12:00PM - 4:00PM.


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Kathy M Hall

Posted at 03:03pm
Ms Martha was a precious Godly women She loved her family and Church. She was always the same when you saw her. She made me feel like a part of her family. She will be greatly missed

The Kelley Family - Rob, Christie, Trey and Anna

Posted at 08:06pm
Mot will be greatly missed. Truly a woman as described in Proverbs 31.
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Crystal Southerland

Posted at 04:12pm
Sandy, Jennifer, and Chris we were so saddened to hear about Martha. We offer our deepest sympathies to you all. She was such a sweet lady with a beautiful smile.

Gale Mahaffey

Posted at 11:19am
I am so sorry for your loss. Martha was so sweet and kind She was one of my closest friend’s sister, Frances, so I felt like I knew her well. I know that you all are one of the closest families I have ever known. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sad time.

Claire Shirley

Posted at 06:37am
To the entire family. You have our deepest sympathies. May God comfort you during this time.

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