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Eligh Nichols

May 10, 1950 - January 25, 2021

Burial Date February 4, 2021

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Eligh Nichols, age 70 of Lima, passed away Jan. 25, 2021, at The Cleveland Clinic.

He was born May 10, 1950 in Port Gibson, MS, to Nathaniel and Layunia (Dunbar) Nichols who preceded him in death. On Nov. 18, 1978 he married Rolena Bevis Nichols who preceded him in death on Jan. 21, 2017.

Survivors include his daughters: Rhonda K. Fitzgerald, Katrina S. Nichols and Wendy Sue Nichols all of Lima, eleven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and the following siblings: Martha Sorrells of Lima, Layunia Savage of Port Gibson, MS, Freddie (Linda) Nichols, Melvin Nichols and Danell T. (Stacy) Rowe all of Lima; and a special nephew, Michael Savage of Lima.

He is preceded in death by two children: Wendy Nichols and Eligh Nichols, Jr., and the following siblings: Charles Nichols, Will T. Nichols, Mary C. Bell, James Nichols, Nathaniel Nichols, Jr.

He liked to hunt, fish and watch football. He was a fan of the Cleveland Browns. He loved attending to his grandchildren and making candied yams. He was a retiree from General Motors. He attended Grace Worldwide Ministries.

Services will begin at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021 at Grace Worldwide Ministries, 2945 Wells Dr., Lima, with Pastor Ronald Fails officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. The wake will be from 11 a.m., until the time of the service at the church. Masks will be required at church and social distancing guidelines will be followed.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.


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