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October 20, 1937 - October 14, 2020

Service Date: October 17, 2020

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Gene Autry Nichols October 20, 1937 – October 14, 2020 Gene Autry Nichols, 82 of Wilson passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2020. His graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday in the Holly Springs Church Cemetery, 80 Beulahtown Road, Kenly. Gene served his country with honor and pride with the US Army for twenty years before retirement. He was a veteran. He is survived by his wife, Janie Nichols of the home; son, Robert M. Nichols of York Town, Virginia; daughter, Kelly L. Nichols of Newport News, Virginia; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; step-children, Randy Fulghum and wife, Timberly; Donna Taylor and husband, Gary, and Mark Fulghum and wife, Vicki; sister, Diane Jarrell and nieces and nephews, Brenda Devaughn, Eleanor Pippin, Crystal Ivey and Jonathon Durham. He was preceded in death by his parents, Talmadge and Orabelle Cuddington Nichols; sister, Joyce Watson and nephew, Eugene Watson. Flowers are welcome or please consider memorials to Veterans Residential Service, 2500 Nash Street, Suite E, Wilson, North Carolina 27896. Condolences directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home and Crematory at