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William Scott Nichols

March 18, 1950 — July 26, 2023


William Scott Nichols


William Scott Nichols, 73 of Sims passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2023.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 29, 2023, at Marsh Swamp Original Free Will Baptist Church, 6664 Rock Ridge School Road, Sims.  Rev. Ray Wells will officiate.


Scott was a graduate of Rock Ridge High School, class of 1968, and Wilson Technical Community Collage as a retired Diesel Machinist.  He was a loving and hardworking husband, father, grandfather, brother, and a friend to all that knew him.  In his younger years he was an avid golfer at Happy Valley Country Club.  Scott was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew him.


Scott is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Evie Etheridge Nichols; daughters, Amanda Nichols Currie and husband, David of Sims, Mary Nichols Langley and husband, Glenn of Sims, and Emily Nichols Johnson and husband, Nat of Fraser, Colorado; grandchildren, Cameron Langley, Zachary Currie, Tyler Williams, Dylan Williams, Emma Currie, Olivia Langley, Sadie Johnson, Lexi Johnson, and Grady Johnson; sisters, Phyllis Nichols Horns and husband, Fred of Greenville, and Pamela Rachel Nichols of Sims; brother, Hoyt Battle Nichols, Jr. and wife, Kay of High Point; brother-in-law, John Barris; and several nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Hoyt Battle Nichols and Ruby Boykin Nichols; sister, Marybeth Nichols Barris, and his niece, Jennifer Horns James.


Flowers are welcome or please consider memorials in Scott’s memory to Marsh Swamp FWOB Church, Building Fund, 6504 Rock Ridge School Road, Wilson, North Carolina 27893.


Condolences directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home and Crematory at



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Memorial Service

Saturday, July 29, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Marsh Swamp Original Free Wil Baptist Church

6664 Rock Ridge School Road, Sims, NC 27880

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