Sara Anne Baskin Nichols

March 23, 1946 ~ November 18, 2022 (age 76)


Sara Anne Baskin Nichols passed away peacefully on November 18, 2022. 

With deep roots in Tipton County, Sara Anne graduated from Byars-Hall High School in Covington. With a lifelong love for music, Sara Anne sang in the choir, played flute in marching band, played piano beautifully, and earned a music scholarship to the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Inducted as a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, Sara Anne studied Mathematics and graduated with honors, including induction into Phi Beta Kappa.

Sara Anne continued to excel in her career on the forefront of computer programming and information technology. She helped develop the first computerized payroll for the state of Arkansas and enforced the data validation processes required for FDA compliance at Schering-Plough. While working, Sara Anne also earned her MBA from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee.

Sara Anne loved her family, her church family at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Covington, and traveling the world. She is preceded in death by her parents Herbert and Sarah (King) Baskin; her first husband John Thomas Nichols, Sr.; and, her second husband William Asbridge. Sara Anne is survived by her daughter Rebecca Anne Brockwell (Eric) of Roswell, Georgia; her son John Thomas Nichols, Jr. (Sindhia) of Bartlett, Tennessee; her granddaughter Deirdre Anne Brockwell (Cam) of Arlington Heights, Illinois; and, her sister-in-law Karen Nichols, of Montgomery, Illinois.

Donations in Sara Anne’s memory can be made to the Memphis Union Mission or the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Music Department.

Visitation is at Maley Yarbrough Funeral Home in Covington, Tennessee, on Tuesday,  November 22, 2022, 1:00pm-2:00 pm with a private graveside. 

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November 22, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home
1701 Highway 51 S
Covington, TN 38019

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