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Elmer Jeffers Nichols

SoVaNow.com / April 12, 2010
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Elmer Jeffers Nichols
Elmer Jeffers Nichols, 88, of 1739 Haskins Street, South Boston, died April 7, 2010 at Halifax Regional Hospital. He was born in Halifax County on Jan. 1, 1922, a son of the late Vincent Creighton Nichols and Ellie N. Nichols and was married to Janie Bradshaw Nichols. He was a member of First Baptist Church, was recently inducted into the Halifax County Bowling Hall of Fame and the Halifax County Sports Hall of Fame for his golf accomplishments, was owner/operator of Nichols Farm Supply (1949-1985) and an Army World War II Veteran.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Kim Nichols Lewis and husband Keith of Baltimore, Md.; granddaughter, Lara Winn Lewis and grandson, James Lewis; three sisters, Cecile Nichols of Clover, Jewel N. Pollard of Richmond and Jean N. Irby of Norfolk; step-son-in-law, Bill Owen; step -granddaughter, Sarah Katherine Owen and step-grandsons, Walter Owen and Capt. Gordon Owen. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Trudy Nichols, two brother, two sisters, and step-daughter, Carole B. Owen.

Funeral services were held Saturday at First Baptist Church with Rev. Dave Anderson officiating. Burial followed in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to First Baptist Church Endowment Fund, 815 N. Main Street, South Boston, VA 24592 or American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231.

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