Lavene Nichols (Basham)
Lavene B. Nichols
Lavene B. Nichols, 88, of Salem, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, January 21, 2018.
She was born in Floyd County, a daughter of the late Ernest G. and Ada Dobbins Basham and had been a Salem area resident since 1961. She was employed at Blue Ridge Overalls Company from 1945 thru 1961, and was later employed in the cafeteria at Andrew Lewis Middle School. She was a devoted and active member of Riverside Evangelical Methodist Church in Salem. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Vern Basham.
She is survived by a son, Glenn Nichols; daughter, Glenna Nichols (Steve); grandchildren, Rachel Lucado (Andy), Kate Nichols, Logan Toney, Kenny Hicks, Jessica Hicks, Danielle Francisco, Cameron Dearing and Huntyr Dearing; great-grandchildren, Waylon Lucado and Saige Nichols; brothers, Edsel Basham (Mary), and James Basham (Rose); a sister, Dorothy Palmer (Bill), a sister-in-law, Marie Basham, and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to Heartland Hospice Care and to the nursing staff at Richfield 4 East, and especially to Sheryl, for the love and care they provided.
Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Riverside Evangelical Methodist Church, 1920 Lucas St. Salem, VA 24153. The Rev. Brian Gordon will officiate. Burial will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM, Wednesday at John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home, Salem. Memorial contributions may be made to Riverside Evangelical Methodist Church. An online guest book is available for family and friends by visiting www.johnmoakey.com.