Ray V. Nichols, 75, beloved husband of Peggy Roberson Nichols, passed away January 11, 2012 at the Cottingham Hospice House, Seneca, SC. Born in Jesup, GA, Mr. Nichols was a son of the late Lester T. and Estelle Hill Nichols.  He was a retired computer engineer with IBM, and was a member of St. Mark United Methodist Church. Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Steve Nichols of Buford, GA, Jeff Nichols of Marietta, GA, and Rick Nichols of Tampa, FL; seven grandchildren and one great grandson; and two sisters, Marguerite Hodge of Screven, GA, and Nina Reeves of Jesup, GA.  Predeceased was a brother, Van Nichols. A memorial service will be held Saint Mark Methodist Church on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 2 P.M. In lieu of flowers, Ray requested that you do something nice for someone in his memory such as a donation to the Oconee Hospice, 298 Memorial Dr., Seneca, SC 29672.