History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

  • Thomas Nichols Jr

    Thomas Nichols Jr Owner, Funeral Director & Licensee-in-Charge

    Tom worked for John and Debra Chapman at Bartlett-Chapman and Chapman Funeral Homes for 35 years until, in 2019, he purchased what is now known as Bartlett-Nichols Funeral Home in St. Albans.
    Tom has been in the funeral industry since 1984. A native of Barrett, Boone County, West Virginia, he is 1984 graduate of Van Senior/Junior High School and later attended West Virginia State University of Institute and the University of Charleston. In 1995, Tom graduated from Mid-American College of Funeral Service, where he served as president of the Pi Sigma Eta fraternity.
    Tom is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He is the past President of the West Virginia Funeral Directors Association and a member of the National Funeral Directors Association. Tom also served as Governor for the Kanawha District of the West Virginia Funeral Directors Association for many years.
    He was a former assistant coach for the Nitro Little League Girls Softball. He is also a member of the Washington Masonic Lodge #58 A.F. & A.M. of St. Albans, the Scottish Rite Bodies of Charleston, the St. Albans Rotary Club, and the St. Albans Chamber of Commerce.
    He and his wife, Eva, reside in St. Albans. He has two daughters, Dr. Courtney Nichols and Chelsea Nichols, a son, Lucas Nichols, and a step-son, William Delisle.

    Tom can be reached at [email protected]

  • Eva M. Delisle-Nichols

    Eva M. Delisle-Nichols Owner

    Eva was born in El Centro, California, but grew up in a military family and moved around in the States, Japan, and Italy. She graduated from Pembroke High School in Hampton, Virginia, and later from the Virginia School of Hair Design. She has been a licensed beautician for over 37 years.
    Eva moved to St. Albans in 1987 and now considers St. Albans her home. Eva is a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Eva is an avid fan of the West Virginia Mountaineers, Atlanta Braves, and Atlanta Falcons. She also loves spending time at the beach.
    She and her husband Tom reside in St. Albans. Eva has a son, William Delisle, step-daughters, Dr. Courtney Nichols and Chelsea Nichols, a step-son, Lucas Nichols, and her little girl Maddux, a long-haired chihuahua.

    Eva can be reached at [email protected]

  • Matthew Conn

    Matthew Conn Funeral Director

    Matt recently joined the staff of Bartlett-Nichols Funeral Home as a Funeral Director. He graduated from Mid-America College of Funeral Service in Indiana in 2011, and is a native to St. Albans, graduate class of ’93!
    Matt resides in Winfield, with his wife of 21 years: Anna and with his four children: Brady, Nelson, Elliana and Samuel.
    Matt is an active member of his church: Red House Bible Church and enjoys working on cars, woodworking and playing with his kids in his spare time!
    Matt is a licensed funeral director who joined our staff with the hopes of helping each family through their difficult times and be able to put a personal touch into each service. He is looking forward to ministering to the families of St. Albans and the surrounding area.

    Matthew can be reached at [email protected]

  • Jennifer Pitchford

    Jennifer Pitchford Office Manager

    Jennifer is a native of Putnam County and a graduate of Poca High School. She attended Marshall University, and for the past 13 years, Jennifer has worked in the funeral services industry in the Kanawha Valley. She enjoys meeting people and helping them in their time of need.
    Outside of the funeral home, Jennifer keeps a very busy schedule with her three sons, Nicholas, 13, Anthony, 12, and Scout, 4. She attends Lett Creek Community Church and enjoys music and activities involving her boys.

    Jennifer can be reached at [email protected]

  • Walter R. Summers III

    Walter R. Summers III Funeral Attendant

    Walter has been with the funeral homes since 2001. He is a native of West Virginia and moved to Michigan as a youth. Walter was a graduate of Lansing Eastern High School, Lansing, MI and Harry Hill Vo-Tech School. He served in the United States Army and is a 1991 graduate the United States Army Military Police School and is a member of the FOPA # 5 Chemical City Lodge, South Charleston. He and his wife, Tanya, reside in South Charleston, WV.

  • Jim Dennis

    Jim Dennis Pre-Need and Aftercare Counselor

  • Dave Templeton

    Dave Templeton Associate

    Dave and his wife Sharon reside in Tornado and our members at Gateway Christian Church in St. Albans. They have two children, Brian and Kara and four grand-children whom they love spending time with; Ava, Sophie, Kullen and Nora. Prior to assisting us with visitations and services, Dave retired from Union Carbide Corp., South Charleston Plant. He joined the funeral homes in late 2014 and has been a real asset to our staff.

  • Lucas S. Nichols

    Lucas S. Nichols Associate

  • William Delisle

    William Delisle Associate

  • Connie Fleming

    Connie Fleming Beautician

    Connie has been with the funeral homes for 33 years. She is a native of St. Albans, and a graduate of St. Albans High School. Connie has been a beautician for 46 years, and owns her beauty shop in St. Albans. She and her husband of 44 years, Jim Fleming have resided in Scott Depot for 40 years. They have one daughter Elissa, who is married to David Shell. Connie and Jim also have three grandchildren of whom they are very proud; Cassidy, Cole and Chaz and their “puppy boy” Koda, a miniature poodle. Connie and Jim are members of First Baptist Church, St. Albans.

  • Randy Talley

    Randy Talley Associate

    Randy Talley and his wife, live in Hurricane and are members of St. Andrew United Methodist Church, St. Albans. Randy joined the funeral homes in early 2014. His warm smile and friendly nature is very comforting to our guests.

  • Jim Perry

    Jim Perry Associate

    Jim has been with the funeral homes since 2009. He is a lifelong resident of St. Albans and a graduate of St. Albans High School, West Virginia State University and the UVA Graduate School of Banking. Before assisting the funeral home with visitations and funerals, Jim was in banking for over 45 years; working for the Bank of St. Albans, One Valley Bank, BB & T and Huntington Banks, where he retired. Jim has always been very involved in the St. Albans community and is very well known throughout the area as a football official with the Kanawha Valley KVOA for 32 years and the Southern Conference for 20 years. Jim resides in St. Albans with his wife Debbie Robinson Perry, and they are long-time members of the First Baptist Church of St. Albans. They have two daughters; Jill Perry Dawson and Jeana Perry Johnson and four grandchildren, Madisyn, Caden, Kaley and Cassidy.
    You can reach him by email at [email protected]