HAWKINSVILLE, Ga. - Leonard "Bud" Nicholls, 84, died in Hawkinsville, Georgia, on April 23, 2013. He was born in Ishpeming, Michigan on February 23, 1929 to John and Myrtle Nicholls. His older brother, John S. Nicholls, predeceased him. Bud graduated from Ishpeming High School and Northern Michigan University. He received his Master's Degree from Wayne State University. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.