Nichols, Howard Eldridge

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Howard Eldridge Nichols, 80, of South Highway 150, Linwood passed away Saturday March 25, 2017 at Hinkle Hospice House. Howard was born October 26, 1936, in Floyd Va., to Rufus Nichols and Mamie Collins Nichols.

He retired from Lexington Furniture Industries and was of the Holiness Faith.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Maynard Nichols and Valentine Nichols; and sisters, Peggy Hoback, Hazel Woods, Irene Hancock, Elsie Isom, and Hettie Dunford.

Surviving are his wife, Lorene Hancock Nichols of the home; sons, Raymond Nichols and James Nichols both of Lexington; daughters, Marlena Nichols Fleeman (Ronald) of Linwood and Shirlie White of Virgina; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother Wilburn Nichols of Virginia.

A funeral service will be 2 pm Wednesday at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. Ron Pennino. Entombment will follow at Forest Hill Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 pm Tuesday at the funeral home and other times at the home of Mary Mitchell, Peacock Drive Lexington.