R. N. (BOB) ROLEN - Funeral
services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday in Waldo Funeral Chapel for R.
N. (Bob) Rolen, 62, of 1015 E. Lamar, who suffered a fatal heart attack
at 10 p.m. Tuesday in his home. The Rev. T. L. Monroe, pastor of
Belmont Baptist Chapel, will conduct the services. Burial will be in Cedarlawn
Memorial Park. The family will be at the Waldo Funeral Chapel from
7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Born in Grayson County, October 11, 1898, Mr. Rolen
had been engaged in the construction business all of his life. He
was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. (Vallie Dee Killough) Rolen.
Mr. Rolen was a member of the Baptist Church. On December 24, 1938,
he married Miss Lillie Mae McBride in Durant, Oklahoma. He attended
Sherman schools. Survivors besides his wife, are three sisters, Mrs.
Fannie Skaggs of Denison, Mrs. Cleo Gaines of Sherman and Mrs. F.T. Gattis
of Wichita Falls; a nephew and six nieces. (published in the Sherman Democrat
newspaper, Wednesday, August 9, 1961, page 2)
ROLEN - DENISON - Services for Ray Rolen of Denison, 75-year-old retired
Grayson County employee who died Saturday in a hospital here, will be at
3:30 p.m. Monday in the Bratcher Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. L.D.
Lamb will officiate and burial will be in Bethany Cemetery. Born
in Grayson County, Mr. Rolen was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Simon
Rolen. He was married to Mina Vincent on Aug. 20, 1920 at Dripping
Springs. He was a member of Parkside Baptist Church. Survivors include
his wife; daughter, Mrs. Louise Fritts of Denison; sisters, Mrs. Bertha
Dukes and Mrs. Zona Leverette, both of Sherman and a grandchild.
PaIIbearers are Norman Brown, George Penn, Robert Esque, Bud Forrest, Ray
Duke and TomMcKee. The family will be at the funeral home from 7
until 8 p.m. Sunday. (published in the Sherman Democrat newspaper, Sunday,
May 1, 1977)
ANNA MAY ROLEN - BELLS - Services were
held Saturday, February 20, 1993 at 2 p.m. in the Mullican-Little Funeral
Home Chapel for Anna May Rolen, 96-year-old Bells homemaker. She
died Friday, February 19, 1993, at the Mullican Nursing Home. The
Rev. Houston Garner and the Rev. Jason Rolen officiated with burial in
Rose Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Rolen was born November 26, 1896 in Van
Alstyne, the daughter of William and Hattie Jay. On December 25,
1912, she married Swafford Rolen in Grayson County. She was a member
of the Hebron Baptist Church. Surviving are four daughters, Helen
Pierce and Faye Richardson, both of Sherman, Jewel Yeary of Bells and Joyce
Sinclair of Savoy; two sons, Jim Rolen and Billy Ray Rolen, both of Denison;
stepbrother Ernest Jay of Dallas; 28 grandchildren, 62 great-grandchildren
and 26 great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Eugene Rolen,
Ronald Rolen, Charles Raymond Rolen, Ricky Pierce, Lois Earl Brown and
Sonny Chelf. The family will be at Eugene Yeary's home in Bells.
(Published in the Sherman Democrat newspaper, Sherman, Texas on February
21, 1993, page A12 and the Denison Herald newspaper, Denison, Texas on
February 18(?), 1993, page 2.)
MINA ROLEN - DENISON - Services for Mrs. Mina Rolen, 82-year-old Denison
homemaker who died Monday at a Denison hospital, will be held at 2 p.m.
Tuesday at Bratcher Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Dennis Hochgraber of
Parkside Baptist Church will officiate and burial will be in Bethany Cemetery.
Mrs. Rolen was born in Cooke County, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Vincent,
and married Ray Rolen on Aug. 20, 1920 in Dripping Springs. She was a member
of Parkside Baptist Church. Surviving are her sister, Mrs. Maple
Proffitt of Big Spring; and one grandchild. The family will be at the funeral
home from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday. (published in the Denison Herald newspaper,
Monday, February 6, 1984, page 2)
ROLEN - Funeral for Mina Rolen, 82, of 300 North 8th, who died early today
at a local hosptial, will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Bratcher Funeral Chapel.
Rev. Dennis Hochgraber will officiate. Burial will be in Bethany
Cemetery. Mrs. Rolen was born April 3, 1904, at Cooke County, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Vincent. She married Ray Rolen August.
20, 1920, at Dripping Springs. He died April 30, 1977. She
was a member of Parkside Baptist Church. Survivors include a sister,
Mrs. Maple Proffitt, Big Springs. The family will be at the funeral
home tonight from 7 until 8. (published in the Sherman Democrat newspaper,
Monday, February 6, 1984, page A-15)
LEE ROLEN - Services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday in Dannel and Horton
Chapel for Roy Lee Rolen, 75, retired employee of ConAgra who died Saturday
in a Sherman hospital. Rev. Val Beard of Emmanuel Baptist Church
of Denison will officiate. Burial will be in Bethany Cemetery.
Born in Grayson County, he was the son of Samuel E. and Alice Kellough
Rolen. He attended Grayson County schools and was employed at ConAgra
for 31 years, retiring in 1971. He was married to Ruby Mae Springfield
June 25, 1933, in Durant, Oklahoma. Mr. Rolen is survived by his
wife; sons, Don L. Rolen of Sherman and Kenneth C. Rolen of Greenville;
daughter, Helen Jeffcoats of Sherman; brother, Rosco Rolen of Leonard;
sister, Edna Broughton of Sherman ; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Reynolds, Jack Rolen, Homer Rolen, Rodney Orr,
Todd Rolen and Eddy Rolen. The family will be at the funeral home
from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday. At other times they will be at the family
residence, 609 E. Odneal (published in the Sherman Democrat newspaper,
Sunday, September 28, 1980, page 9).
PEARL ROLEN - Services
will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Dannel and Horton Chapel for Miss Pearl
Rolen, 65, life-long area resident who died Sunday at her residence, 117
E. Cherry. Rev. Sam Allenbaugh of the Ambrose Baptist Church will
officiate and burial will be in Isom Cemetery. Born in Sherman, she
was the daughter of William Pink and Mary Isom Rolen. She was a Baptist.
She is survived by sisters, Mrs. Willie McHone and Mrs. Maudie Thompson,
both of Sherman, and Mrs. Ola Francis of Bells. Nephews, Jim Francis,
Loyd Rolen, Roy Duke, Roger Rolen and Don Rolen, will be pallbearers. (published
in the Sherman Democrat, July 14, 1980, page 15)
FLOYD ROLEN -
DENISON - Services for Floyd M. Rolen, 59, retired construction worker,
who died Saturday at a Denison hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday
at the First Baptist Church at Colbert, Oklahoma, conducted by Rev. Dempsey
Cosper, pastor. Burial will be at Isom Cemetery near Bells with arrangements
by Mullcan-Little Funeral Home. Mr. Rolen was born in Grayson County,
son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William (Mary Isom) P. Rolen and was married
to Mrs. Judy Syler in 1973. He was a member of Local Union No. 558,
a veteran of World War II and had lived in Grayson County his entire life.
Surviving are his wife; sons, Roger Rolen and Floyd Rolen of Denison, Lloyd
Rolen of Savoy, Donald Ray Rolen of Mesquite; daughter, Mrs. Sally Ashley
of Calera, Oklahoma; sisters, Mrs. J. E. McHone, Mrs. George Thompson and
Miss Pearl Rolen, all of Sherman, Mrs. J. H. Francis of Bells; eight grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Verna West, Wayne Sharp, Gary Whitlock, John Rice, Jim
Francis and Jimmy Jack. The family will be at the family residence
on East Main Street Road.
Ruby Mae Rolen - Sherman - Graveside
services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 21, 2004 at Bethany Cemetery,
Sherman, Texas for Ruby Mae Rolen who passed away Thursday, August 19,
2004 at Hilltop Haven in Gunter, Texas at the age of 90 years. Stuart Rising
of the Worldwide Church of God officiating. She was of the Baptist faith.
Mrs. Rolen was born August 17, 1914 in Lamasco, Texas to Isom Beasley Springfield
and Alice Iota Moody Springfield. She married Roy Lee Rolen on June 25,
1933 in Durant, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death on September 27, 1980.
Mrs. Rolen was owner/operator of a children's daycare out of her home where
she kept eighteen children at one time. Mrs. Rolen touched each of the
lives of "her kids" leaving a lasting impression of love and life with
each of them. She retired in 1979 due to the declining health of her husband
and her mother. Mrs. Rolen is survived by two sons, Donald Lee Rolen and
wife, Wanda of Sherman, Texas and Kenneth Charles Rolen and wife, Mickle
of Greenville, Texas; one daughter, Helen Rose Jeffcoats and husband, Kenneth
of Sherman, Texas; five grandchildren, Donneita Orr and husband, Rodney
of Greenfield, Indiana; Eddie Rolen of Sherman, Texas; Todd Rolen and wife,
Tasha of Rockwall, Texas; Amy Smith of Greenville, Texas; Jennifer Tomlinson
and husband, Sammy of Hendrix, Oklahoma; eight great-grandchildren, Tiffany
Orr Skaggs and husband, Charlie of Southmayd, Texas; Brian Orr of Denton,
Texas; Brent Orr of Greenfield, Indiana, Tyler Rolen of Arkansas, Alxa
Rolen and Sydnee Rolen of Sherman, Texas and Dean Smith and Brooke Hancock
of Greenville, Texas; two brothers, Joe Springfield of Boswell, Oklahoma
and Thurman Springfield of Gainesville, Texas; and numerous nieces and
nephews. Mrs. Rolen was preceded in death by one son, Teddy Gene Rolen,
her husband, her parents, four sisters, and two brothers. Memorials may
be made to Visiting Nursing Association, Sunridge Plaza, 244 West University
Suite 200 McKinney, Texas 75071 or Alzheimer's Association of Greater Dallas,
7610 N. Stemmons Freeway Suite 600, Dallas, Texas 75247-9952. The family
met at Dannel Funeral Home on Saturday prior to the graveside service.
(Published in the Hearld Democrat newspaper, Sherman, Texas on Sunday,
August 22, 2004.)
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