Lorita Doris Nichols, 87, of Independence, Va., passed away Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at her home.
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She was born March 15, 1925, at Carroll County, Va., to the late W. G. Newman and Lena Porter Newman. She was predeceased in death by her husband, Robert; and daughters, Kathy N. Wilmoth and Carol N. Wheatley.
Survivors include granddaughter and husband, Myriah and Shane McCraw of Mount Airy, N.C.; son-in-law, Jimmy Wheatley of Galax, Va; two nieces, Sharon Wilson of Pulaski, Va., and Marlia Pegram of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and special friend and caregiver, Linda VanHoy
A funeral service was held Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at the Flat Rock United Methodist Church, Independence, Va., with interment in Flat Rock Cemetery. The Rev. Randy Morris officiated.
Memorial contributions can be made to Independence Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 588, Independence, Va. 24348.
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Independence, Va., was in charge of arrangements.
Published in Galax Gazette from Dec. 19 to Dec. 20, 2012