J.C. Nickels, 87, passed away on Friday (Feb. 21, 2014) at his home. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday at Holding Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap. The funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. on Monday in the funeral home chapel. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:20 a.m. on Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery.