Ruby Catherine Springs Nichols, 86, widow of William Edward Nichols, died on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at her home.

Born in Coward, she was a daughter of the late Clen Springs and Bertha Broach Sims. Mrs. Nichols was a member of Sumter Freewill Baptist of the Pentecostal Faith Church. She was retired from Campbell Soup Co.

Surviving are four daughters, Gail N. Coker, Dale N. Roark (Bruce), Joyce Nichols Bramlette and Patti N. McCloud (Glenn), all of Sumter; a sister, Shirley Feagin of Daniel Island; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and her former son-in-law, Ken Coker.

She was preceded in death by a son, Billy Nichols, and four brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the chapel of Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home with the Rev. Clyde Chan, the Rev. Stacey Floyd and the Rev. Jim Tanner officiating. Burial will be in Sumter Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday at Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home and other times at the home of her daughter, Patti McCloud, 3330 Butterworth Circle, Sumter.

Memorials may be made to Sumter Freewill Baptist Church, 971 Boulevard Road, Sumter, SC 29153.

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Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements, (803) 775-9386.