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Nola Caulder

March 1, 1944 — August 19, 2023

Nola Caulder


Florence, S.C.

             Nola Johnson Caulder passed away Saturday, August 19, 2023, at the McLoud Health Hospice Care. For the past three years she had been a resident of the Pee Dee Gardens Assisted Living and the Southland Long-term Care Health Center in Florence.


            Her roots are in the Teals Mill community of Chesterfield County, SC where she grew up and nurtured by her mother and challenged (tough love) by her brother, K.W. who she always called “Buddy.” Later in life their normal departing saying was “I love you” followed by “I love you most.” She and her late husband, Len Caulder took care of our mother and father until their death.  Later, her daughter, Jill, loved by Nola and the Johnson family, continued to provide support along with her brother and surrogate daughter, Kathy Freeman, until her death. Her network of friends who continued to support Nola are too many to note here.   


            Nola’s always remained committed to her late mother’s love of education. In her mid-fifties she added to her resume after studying at Wingate and Western Carolina Universities, a Bachelor of Art (B.A.) degree in Psychology from Francis Marion University. She already had graduated from a well-known cosmology school and had nursing training. Her mother would have been so proud. Nola was a talented hairdresser and photographer in her multiple careers.


               Nola is survived by her daughter, Dr. Jill Aiken, stepson Calvin Caulder, stepdaughter Ashley Caulder Clark, nephews Jeff and Michael Johnson, great nephew Elias Johnson, great niece Arden Johnson, brother, Dr. K.W. Johnson.


            The celebration of Nola’s life will occur at the grave site on October 14, 2023 – 1 p.m., at the Peniel cemetery in the Teals Mill community [ 2674 Evans Mill Road, S.C].  Flowers are welcomed at the grave site or donations to the McLeod Health Hospice Care - McLeod Hospice Florence Office, 1203 E. Cheves Street, Florence, SC 29506, (843) 777-2564.


              Bring rain gear and a folding chair if needed. KW Johnson is the event contact [828-772-6108 or kwjohnson49@]. ​Miller, Rivers, and Caulder Funeral home in Chesterfield, S.C. managed the cremation.

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