Crown City, Ohio

1936 - 2017


Crown City, Ohio


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ERNIE LEE NICHOLS, 80, of Crown City, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at home. He was born May 2, 1936, in Miller, Ohio, son of the late Grover and Janie Nichols. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Greg Nichols; seven brothers, infant Jr. Nichols, William Nichols, Earl Nichols, Russell Nichols, Marlin Nichols, Bobby Nichols and Virgil Ray Nichols; two sisters, Alice Jack and Janice Sims. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marie Nichols; one daughter, Leigh Ann (Brent) Zerkle; granddaughter, Megan (Tommy) Saunders; great-granddaughter, Emma Saunders; two sisters, Arlie Mae (Glen) Ramey and Juanita (Kenny) Dillon; two sisters-in-law, Twila Nichols and Mary Alice Nichols; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be conducted at noon Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio, with Pastor Jason Morris officiating. Burial will follow in Miller Memorial Gardens, Miller, Ohio. Graveside Masonic rites will be conducted by Masonic Lodge Ohio Valley #536 F&AM, Crown City, Ohio. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at or

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So sorry marie,..Leigh ann,all who knew and loved him. I will miss him. God be with you.

Condolences to the family. I remember Ernie going with our Paddy Creek 4-H club to Black's Roller Rink in Ashland in the back of Alice and Donald's big truck.

My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek. You are in my thoughts and prayers.