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MRS. MARY ROLEN, 67, DIES TODAY AT BELLS - Bells - Mrs. Mary Rolen, 67, a sister of John Isom of Denison, Texas, died at her home here at 9:45 p.m. today after an illness of two days. Funeral Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the home.
Burial will be in the Isom Cemetery north of Bells. Other survivors are one son, Floyd Rolen of Bells; five daughters, Mrs. Henry Francis, Mrs. J.E. McHone, Miss Pearl Rolen, Mrs. D.H. Smith all of Bells and Mrs. J.B. Bays of Southmayd; three sisters, Mrs.
Jake Rice and Mrs. Ira Rice of Sherman, Texas and Mrs. Sue Fields of Oklahoma; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchilren. Mrs. Rolen was born June 17, 1884 in Tennessee, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Isom. She came to Grayson County 31 years ago. Her husband, Pink Rolen, died three years ago.
(Published in the Hearld News Service newspaper.)
MRS. M. ROLEN DIES AT BELLS - Bells - Mrs. Mary Rolen, 67, a native of Tennessee and a resident of Grayson County for the past 31 years, died Tuesday at her home in Bells about 9:45 a.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the late home. Burial will be in the Isom Cemetery, directed by Barrett Funeral Home at Sherman. Mrs. Rolen was born June 19, 1884, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J.W. (Nancy Fields) Isom. She came to Texas at the age of 12 years. Survivors include one son, Floyd Rolen, Mrs. Henry (Ola) Francis, Mrs. B.H. (Jose) Smith, Mrs. J.E. (Willie) McHone, and Miss Pearl Rolen, all of Bells and Mrs. J.B. (Maude) Baze of Southmayd; one brother John Isom of Denison; and three sisters; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
(Sherman Daily Democrat, Sherman, Texas, Tuesday, July 31, 1951, page 10.)
Baze, Nancy Emaline Rolen Connell Rolen, Mamie Rolen, Mannie Gordon Rolen, Sam
Rolen, William Pink