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Wife of Accused Killer Laid to Rest

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Pallbearers carry Gloria Nicholson to her final resting spot in Fountain, NC
FOUNTAIN — Hundreds turned out to pay their final respects Tuesday to a woman whoselife was cut tragically short. Gloria Nicholson died last Thursday. Police say her husband pulled the trigger and also murdered Sharpsburg Police Chief Wayne Hathaway.

Friends and family members of Gloria Nicholson are using their faith andtheir love for each other to get through a difficult time. More than200 people packed the Saint James church to pay their respects, just asmany waited outside.

Delores Williams knew Nicholson. She's finding it hard to understand howsomething so tragic could happen to a woman who loved her friends andchildren so much.

Nicholson died Thursday afternoon, police say at the hands of her husband,Abner. His name was never mentioned in the service. Family members evenkept it out of the bulletin, using the victim's maiden name instead.

Nicholson's two children sat with her parents, holding some new friendstohelp them go on. Sharpsburg Police Commissioner, Peggy Joyner, presentedthe stuffed animals to the girls as a small token of the town's love.

The girls will also depend on hundreds of friends who believe Nicholson's faith has carried her to a better place-- away from fear, and away frompain.

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