Nichols, E.F.

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E.F. Nichols, 93, of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord on April 19, 2007. He was born February 28, 1914 in Floyd County, Va.

He spent his early years building the roadways of the South as CEO of Nichols Hauling Contractors. He was preceded in death by his wife, Atlas Whitlock Nichols; two brothers, Raby Nichols and Alvin Nichols.

Surviving Erby are his son, Aubrey G. Nichols and wife, Lynda, of Roanoke; daughter, Mary E. Mineroldi and husband, Lloyd, Murrells Inlet, S.C.; brother, Lewis Nichols, Oceana, W.Va.; five grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren; a very special friend, Mildred Shay of Botetourt County.

The family offers thanks to the staff of Friendship Healthcare Center. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Alzheimers Association of Central & Western Virginia, 2728 Colonial Ave. S.W., Roanoke, Va. 24018.

A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2007 at his son’s home, 24612 Virgil Goode Highway, Boones Mill, Va. Arrangements are being handled by Lotz Funeral Home, Salem.