Oral Nichols, 82, of Bramblewood Village, Grantsville,

Oral Nichols, 82, of Bramblewood Village, Grantsville, passed away March 31 at St. Joseph Hospital.

(See story on front page) Born at Leatherbark, he was the son of the late Perry and Vena Waggoner Nichols. He was a US Army veteran of World War II and a former owner of the Grantsville Garage.

He was a well-known outdoorsman and gospel singer and was a member of the Calhoun County Singers. He attended the Enon Baptist Church of Grantsville.

Surviving, his wife of 60 years, Lucy Nichols; daughters, Gloria Kendall Doris Reaser, Shelia Meadows, Charlotte McDonald and Annetta Perry; sons, Larry, Millard and Garland; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 pm at the Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville with the Rev. Harry Sears officiating. Burial will be in the Egypt Ridge Cemetery in Roane County. Visitation 6-8 pm Saturday.