Paulette Bolen, 67, of Old Fort, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014, at Erlanger Hospital, following eight and a half years of faithfully and courageously battling cancer.
She was born on Feb. 1, 1947. She was a devoted wife to Larry “Fat Cat” Bolen for the past 37 years. She was a talented homemaker, constant help and the love of his life. Alongside Larry, her contributions to the family farm and business were of great value, as was everything she did.
She was welcomed into Heaven by her late parents, Sam and Della Young along with her eldest sister, Edna Crittenden; brother-in-law, Fred Crittenden; an older sister, Mildred Ballew; brother-in-law, Kenneth Adams; father-in-law, Sanford “Digger” Bolen; brother-in-law Bobby Bolen; brother-in-law, Jim Bolen; and a host of family and friends.
She was the youngest of five children and leaves behind to cherish her memory a sister, Billie Jean Adams; a brother, Donnie Young; sister-in-law, Carolyne Young; sister-in-law, Ann Bolen; several nieces and nephews; and many very special friends whom she loved as family.
She was a tremendous blessing to so many. She lovingly filled many positions within her family and among friends. She was a great encourager as she beautifully portrayed a passionate pursuit for life. She was widely known for her generous heart, an exceptional work ethic, her contagious smile, a profound love for family and friends and a life well lived.
Her life was Christ’s. She is now Heaven’s gain.
A memorial service will be held Monday, July 7, 2014, at 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Cleveland with the Rev. Billy Stoll of AbbevilleS.C., officiating.
The family will briefly receive friends from 5 until the 6 p.m. service time at the church.
In lieu of flowers, kindly make donations to Paulette Bolen’s St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Memorial Tribute Account. Please note the tribute account number as 36247006 with your donation by phone 800-822-6344 or by mail to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Tribute Program, PO Box 1000 Department 142, Memphis, TN 38148. A card will be sent each time a donation is made in Paulette’s memory.
You are encouraged to share a memory of Paulette and/or personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial web page and guest book at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral Home and the Cody family are honored to assist the Bolen family with his arrangements.