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Hilda Clanton Nuckols

July 26, 1923 — March 31, 2024

Cumberland, VA

Hilda Nuckols, age 100, wife of Colonel Ernest B. Nuckols, Jr. (deceased), passed on March 31, 2024 peacefully, at the Woodlands in Farmville Va. Born on July 26 1923 in Andalusia Alabama, Daughter of Luther B. and Daisy C. Clanton (deceased), sister to Lloyed B. Clanton (deceased). Married to Major Ernest B. Nuckols, Jr USAF of Cumberland VA 1945. They had 6 children, Ernest B Nuckols III, wife Joanne, Corpus Christi, TX, Gary C. Nuckols, wife Rebecca, St Johns FL, Donald C. Nuckols, wife Virginia, Upperville VA, Richard R. Nuckols, wife Elizabeth Cumberland VA, Bart S. Nuckols, wife Nancy, Whispering Pines NC, Ann Gregory Nuckols (deceased), 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren, and 3 step-grandchildren.

A 55-year resident of Cumberland VA, she lived across the United States and Philippine Islands as a military wife of an Airforce Officer. She and her husband Colonel Earnest Nuckols along with 5 sons, retired to Cumberland VA and began a successful Christmas Tree Farm that operates to this day. She was very active in her community and belonged to Fitzgerald Memorial Baptist Church, playing the piano for church services and other activities. She was a member of the Women’s Club, Historical Society, Garden Club, Friends of the Cumberland County Public Library and the Red Hat Society of Cumberland VA.

As a resident of Brookview at The Woodlands in Farmville, VA, she continued playing the piano, bringing joy to the residents and staff. This included many devotions; holiday sing a longs and other occasions.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be sent to the following; Fitzgerald Memorial Baptist Church, Cumberland Rescue Squad, Cumberland County Public Library.

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