JOSEPH FRANKLIN ‘JO’ NICKELS, 73, Boaz, died Aug. 23, 2017, at Shepherd’s Cove Hospice, Albertville. Formerly of Oneonta, he had worked as a carpenter for many years. He enjoyed all sports, especially softball and baseball. Parents O.C. and Florine Nickels predeceased him. You must be an online subscriber to view this story. The full version of this story will be available to all readers after 1 week. Full versions of news stories from the most recent week are available to online subscribers only.