Nola Champion

Published 6:12 pm Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Nola Laughter Champion, 73, of Columbus died May 15, 2012. She was the daughter of the late General Dewitt and Mary Belle Raines Laughter and wife of the late James Roy Champion.
She was a member of Morgan Chapel Baptist Church and a homemaker.
She is survived by two sons, Larry Champion, Wayne Champion; a daughter, Anita Rickman; a brother, Dwight Laughter; five sisters, Betty Short, Barbara Clontz, Lou Thompson, Glenda Silvey and Kathy Hall; 11 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
She was predeceased by two sons, Ricky and Billy Champion; a daughter, Jean Horton; three brothers, Edwin “Bud” Laughter, Jerry Laughter and Albert Laughter, and two sisters, Evelyn Robertson and Ruby Fortenberry.
Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, May 17 at Polk Memorial Gardens, conducted by Rev. Albert Teague.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Drive, Columbus, N.C. 28722.
The family is at the home 465 Blanton Street in Columbus.
Condolences may be made at
Petty Funeral Home & Crematory, Landrum.

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