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Rolen Obituaries
S.E., Alice, G.B., Stella & J.E. Rolen

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S. E. ROLEN - Samuel Eddie Rolen, an employee of the city sanitary department for several years, died at his home at 921 North Broughton Street Sunday evening at 9:20 (p.m.) o'clock following an illness of several weeks.  Mr. Rolen had lived in Sherman for the past 10 years and near Sherman for 30 years. He was a native of Tennessee.  Surviving him are his wife (Mrs. Alice Rolen) and four children. The children are M. E. Rolen, Roy Rolen, Roscoe Rolen and Mrs. Edna Broughton, all of Sherman.  Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at 3 (p.m.) o'clock from the late home, conducted by the Rev. C. L. O'Bryan.   Burial was in Bethany Cemetery, east of Sherman.  (published in the Sherman Daily Democrat, Monday, May 5, 1924, page 3)


MRS. ALICE WHITE ROLEN - Mrs. Alice White Rolen, 57, died at 6:25 (a.m.) o'clock Tuesday morning at the residence at 518 South Throckmorton street.  Mrs. Rolen has been a resident of Sherman for seventeen years and was a member of the North Park Baptist church. She was born in Arkansas, September 10, 1873.  Surviving are three sons, M. E. and Roy  Rolen  of  Sherman and Roscoe Rolen of Trenton; one daughter, Mrs. W. H. Broughton of Sherman; three sisters, Mrs. M. G. Rolen and Mrs. Simon Rolen of Sherman, and Mrs. G. W. lvey of Oklahoma City, and one brother, Burr Kellough of Bells. Her husband (Samuel Edward Rolen) died in 1924.  The funeral services will be held at 3:30 (p.m.) o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the residence, conducted by the Rev. Claude Johnston, pastor of the North Park Baptist church, who will be assisted by the Rev. S. F. Ross of the East Sherman Baptist church. Interment will be in Bethany Cemetery. The Dannel-Scott funeral home is directing the arrangements.  (published in the Sherman Daily Democrat, Monday, January 20, 1931, Page 3)


G.B. ROLEN - George Benjamin Rolen, 69, died Friday at 3:30 a.m., at his home at 806 East Pacific following an illness of two weeks.  The son of Mr. and Mrs. S.F. Rolen, he was born Nov. 24, 1875 at Giles (County), Tenn., moving to Grayson county in 1892 where he married the former Miss Stella Killough on August 27 of the following year.  A member of the Baptist church, he was engaged in farming here for a number of years.  Survivors include his wife; three sons, Swafford Rolen of Sherman, Ray Rolen of Denison and Leonard Rolen of Pueblo, Colorado; two daughters, Mrs. Ottis (Zona) Leverette and Mrs. Roy (Bertha) Duke, both of Sherman; two brothers, Pink Rolen of Bells and J.E. (Elmer) Rolen of Sherman; 17 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at his home with the Rev. Ray Short and the Rev. J.E. King conducting.  Interment will be at Bethany cemetery under the direction of Talley.  Pallbearers will be Albert Ray, Mrs. Roscoe, Robert Rolen, Frank Alexander and Willis Vincent.


Obituary Notices - Rites Set Wednesday for Mrs. Stella Rolen - Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Calvary Baptist Church for Mrs. Stella Rolen, 76, wife of the late G.L. (George B.) Rolen.  She was a native of Little Rock, Arkansas and came to Grayson County as a small child.  Rev. John King, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church, will conduct the services, assisted by Rev. Ray Short, Baptist minister.  Burial will be in the Bethany Cemetery, directed by Barrett Funeral Home.  Pallbearers will be Charles Rolen, Jim Leverett, Cecil Rolen, Gean Hartfield, Billy Hardy, James Sinclair and Earl Brown.  The body was taken to the home, Sherman, Route 1, where it will remain until time for services. Mrs. Rolen made her home with her daughter, Mrs. O.G. (Zona) Leverette, Sherman, Route 1.  She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.  Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. (Zona) Leverette and Mrs. Roy (Bertha) Duke of Sherman; three sons, S.L. (Swafford) Rolen of Bells, Leonard Rolen of Dallas, Ray Rolen of Denison; a half-sister, Mrs. Bessie Garrett (Jarrett) of Oklahoma City; 19 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.


J. E. ROLEN - J. E. Rolen, 68, retired Frisco employee, died at his home, 1215 South Montgomery, Monday, at 1 a. m. after an illness of six weeks.  Funeral services will be held at the Waldo Funeral Chapel, Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.  The Rev. Jack Selcraig, pastor of the Forest Avenue Baptist Church, will conduct.  Pallbearers will be A. A. O'Gorman, James Easley, R. L. Skaggs, Luther Gray, Charlie Clayton and Leon Shillings. Burial will be in Bethany Cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home until time for services.  Mr. Rolen was born at Bryan, Tennessee, March 2, 1880, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Rolen.  He was married to Vallie Dee Kellough in Grayson County, September 23, 1897.   She died in 1913. He retired as a Frisco employee in 1934 because of ill health. He was a member of the Baptist Church.  Survivors include: a son, Robert N. Rolen, Sherman; three daughters, Mrs. F. T. Gattis, Wichita Falls, Mrs. Cleo Gaines, Sherman and Mrs. L. C. Skaggs, Waco and seven grandchildren. (published in the Sherman Democrat, Sherman, Texas, December 27, 1948, page 2)

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