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Former Marked Tree mayor passes away over the weekend

Former Marked Tree Mayor Wayne Nichols (Arkansas General Assembly Website) Former Marked Tree Mayor Wayne Nichols (Arkansas General Assembly Website)

MARKED TREE, AR  (KAIT) – Former Marked Tree Mayor Wayne Nichols died Saturday night in a Jonesboro hospital room, according to Alderman Cleo Johnson.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at the Marked Tree Church of God on Allyn Street. Family and friends will gather at the church at 1:00 Tuesday afternoon.

Nichols became Marked Tree mayor in 2010, when he ran against incumbent Dixon Chandler.

According to the Arkansas General Assembly, he spent six years in the Arkansas House of Representatives.

He also served as Marked Tree City Alderman.

He was Vice Chair of the House Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Subcommittee.

He also cosponsored bills on biodiesel fuel taxes, child sex offender laws and various measures on agriculture.

He also worked on school district funding and veteran's affairs during his years as legislator.

Nichols, who left his position as mayor April 29th, was 76 years old.

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