The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


July 26, 2006

Obituaries for Thursday, July 27, 2006

James Horace D. Bolen

James Horace D. Bolen, born July 5, 1934, in Besoco, left this world to join his beloved wife Lola Faye Holshouser Bolen in his heavenly home on Tuesday, July 25, 2006. He died of lung cancer after a short illness.

Horace was a member of the Protestant faith. He was a member of the United States Army. Horace left West Virginia in 1958 and lived in Illinois for over 20 years where he was a member of the Teamsters Local Union 710. He then moved to Coal City, where he was a member of the Coal City Volunteer Fire Department. He then lived with his daughter in Grayson, Ky., and then in Sevierville, Tenn.

He is survived by his daughter, Anita Noe of Sevierville; a granddaughter, Cassandra “Cassie” Havenstreit, and a grandson, Eric Noe, both of Lexington, Ky.; two sisters, Notie Walker and Rainell Smith and husband, Steve, all of Shady Spring; sisters-law, Joanna Bolen of Kevil, Ky., Helen Bolen of Spring Hill, Fla., and Harvalea Cadle and Gina Holshouser, both of Sevierville; brother-in-law, Arty Bryce Holshouser and wife, Penny, of North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lola Faye Holshouser Bolen; his mother and father, James Hub and Virgie (Garretson) Bolen; two brothers, Okey and Clarence Bolen; a sister, Susan Gayhart; and brothers-in-law, Sherman Walker, Mark Holshouser, Kenneth Cadle and O.V. Gayhart.

Service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel, Beckley, with the Rev. Larken C. Calhoun officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

Friends may gather with the family 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Members of the Coal City Volunteer Fire Department will serve as pallbearers.

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