Garold Randell "Gary" Nichols, 49 - Left Hand

Garold Randell "Gary" Nichols, 49, of Left Hand, died Wednesday, December 20, 2006, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Gary was born February 27, 1957 at Left Hand, a son of Mary Rosalea Potts Nichols of Newton and the late Doy William Nichols.

He was a skidder and dozer operator, landscaper and timber cutter. He was a welder for Little Hawk Welding Company, Amma. Gary was also a Baptist.

In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife, Ruth Ann Summers Nichols of Left Hand; one son, Doy Thomas Nichols of Ripley; two stepsons, William and Lane Steele both of Walton; five stepdaughters, Terri Lynn Lupardus of Gandeeville, Cindy Eubank and Iris Gibler both of Illinois, Laura Walls of Clio and Susan Evans of South Charleston; one brother, Donnie William Nichols of Newton; 20 grandchildren and one great grandchild; several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted Saturday, December 23 at 1:00 p.m. in the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with the Rev. Kenneth E. Truman officiating. Burial will be in the Nichols Family Cemetery, Newton.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Friday.