Mr. James Ray Nichols, age 82, passed away at his home on May 17, 2013.
He served his country in the Military during the Korean Conflict, graduated UNC-CH School of Journalism and earned a graduate degree at NYU. He was the Managing Editor for the Rocky Mount Telegram and Manager of Information and Publications for Carolina Telephone.
He was preceded in death by his parents Archie E. and Minnie Williamson Nichols and brother Archie E. Nichols Jr.
James is survived by his wife of 53 years Joyce Barnes Nichols of the home, one niece Devera Niemon of Tampa FL, nephew Edward Chet Nichols of Elm City.
A Celebration of James Life Memorial Service will be held Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 7 Pm in the chapel of Johnson Funerals and Cremations, with the family receiving friends following the service until 9 PM.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Braswell Memorial Library or UNC Chapel Hill Chancellor’s Fund.
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson Funerals and Cremations, 661 English Road, Rocky Mount NC. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnsonfuneral sandcremations.com