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; 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 preceding her.
She was the youngest of five children and leaves behind a sister, Billie Jean Adams; a brother, Donnie Young; sister-in-law, Carolyne Young; sister-in-law, Ann Bolen; and several nieces and nephews, and many very special friends whom she loved as family to cherish her memory.
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. Paulette is now heaven’s gain.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 7, 2014, at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Stuart Road in Cleveland, with the Rev. Billy Stoll of Abbeville, S.C., officiating.
The family will briefly receive friends from 5 until the 6 p.m. service time at the church.
In lieu of flowers, make donations to Paulette Bolen’s St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Memorial Tribute Account. Please note the tribute account number 36247006 with your donation by phone 1-800-822-6344 or by mail to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis TN 38148. A card will be sent each time a donation is made in her memory.
You are encouraged to share a memory of her and/or personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial Web page and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral and Creamation Services and the Cody family are honored to assist the Bolen family with these arrangements.