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Fifth Generation (Continued)

Family of Ethel A. ROBERTS (36) & William Levi BOLEN

115. Velma BOLEN. Born on 7 Jan 1912. At the age of 88, Velma died in Huntingdon, Carroll County, Tennessee on 16 Nov 2000. Buried in Nov 2000 in Oak Hill Cemetery, Huntingdon, Carroll County, Tennessee. Resided in Huntingdon, Carroll County, Tennessee in Nov 2000.

Velma Bolen taught fourth grade at Clarksburg Elementary School for many years.

On 27 Apr 1930 when Velma was 18, she married Floyd Albert THOMASON, son of G.A. THOMASON & Lyda Emma BUTLER (1880-1969), in Carroll County, Tennessee. Born on 10 Nov 1906 in Tennessee. At the age of 68, Floyd Albert died in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee on 22 Dec 1974. Buried in Dec 1974 in Oak Hill Cemetery, Huntingdon, Carroll County, Tennessee.

They had one child:
239 i. Elizabeth

116. Willie Gertrude BOLEN. Born on 9 Jan 1922 in Yuma, Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 83, Willie Gertrude died in Redwood City, California on 27 Jun 2005. Resided in Palo Alto, California in Nov 2000. Alias/AKA: "Trudy".

Obituary: Trudy Rulofson, a long-time Palo Alto resident, died peacefully in Redwood City, CA on Monday morning, June 27, 2005. She was born Gertrude Bolen in Yuma, Tennessee on January 9, 1922, and moved to San Francisco during World War II. She met her husband, George Rulofson, at the Bethlehem Steel ship-building plant in South San Francisco where they both worked. They married in 1944, and lived in various bay area communities as well as Southern California. Although she worked at various positions while raising her three daughters, her real career began in 1963 when she went to work in the reports office at Stanford University. She retired in 1983 as the Assistant Dean for Research in the School of Earth Sciences. Trudy was a devoted grandmother, and an avid 49er fan. She loved to read, travel, play bridge, entertain her friends, and make an annual pilgrimage to Reno to tame the nickel slot machines. She lived in her Palo Alto home and was self-sufficient until Alzheimer’s disease took away her independence several years ago. She will be remembered for her raucous humor and sense of fun, her love of hard work, and her independent spirit. Trudy was pre-deceased by her husband, George Rulofson, and daughter Rose Marie Rulofson. She is also preceded in death by her siblings Velma Thomason, Henry Howard Bolen, William "Mutt" Bolen, and Mary Ann Garner. She is survived by daughters Suzanne (Brian) Bayley, and Bonny (Justin) James, and grandchildren Jenny Richards, Katherine Richards Louderback, Eric James and Scott James, many nieces and nephews, as well as a large and devoted circle of friends. Memorial services are planned for July 10. For information call (650) 322-5780. Donations may be made in her name to Rosener House in Menlo Park.


In 1944 when Willie Gertrude was 21, she married George V. RULOFSON, in San Francisco, California.

They had the following children:
240 i. Bonny
ii. Suzanne.

Suzanne married Brian BAYLEY.

iii. Rose Marie.


117. William Edward BOLEN. Born on 26 May 1924 in Yuma, Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 76, William Edward died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 25 Oct 2000. Buried in Oct 2000 in New Hope Cemetery, Yuma, Carroll County, Tennessee. Alias/AKA: "Mutt". Cause of death: Heart failure.

Obituary: Services for William Edward "Mutt" Bolen were Saturday at Yuma Baptist Church. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery. Mr. Bolen, who was 76, died Wednesday at his home of heart failure. He was a retired salesman. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Joan E. Bolen of Yuma; two daughters, Amy J. Sanbat of Huntingdon and Jennifer Watson of Westport; four sons, Bill Bolen of Hollow Rock, Jeff Bolen of Nashville, Larry Bolen of Parkers Crossroads and Russell Bolen of Huntingdon and two sisters, Gertrude Rulofson of Palo Alto, Calif., and Velma Thomason of Huntingdon.

Obituary: William Edward (Mutt) Bolen, 76, of Yuma, died Wednesday, October 25, at his home. Services were held on Saturday, October 28, at the Yuma Baptist Church. Rev. Derrick Jowers officiated the service. Dilday Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Bolen, the son of the late William Levi and Ethel Roberts Bolen, was born May 26, 1924, in Yuma. He was a retired salesman for Beaver Welding in Memphis, a member of the Westport Baptist Church, and a retired Master Sergeant of the United States Marine Core, which he was a veteran of World War II and Korean War. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ann Garner; and a brother, Henry Howard Bolen. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Joan Bolen; two daughters, Amy Joan Sanbat of Huntingdon and Jennifer Watson of Westport; four sons, Jeff Bolen of Nashville, Russell Bolen of Huntingdon, Bill Bolen of Hollow Rock, and Larry Bolen of Parker Crossroads; two sisters, Velma Thomason of Huntingdon and Gertrude (Trudy) Rulofson of Palto Alto, California; 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


William Edward married Joan Eloise BROWNE, daughter of John BROWNE & Amy DICKENS. Born on 12 Mar 1935 in Mansfield, Ohio. At the age of 70, Joan Eloise died in Antioch, Tennessee in Apr 2005. Resided in Clarksburg, 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in Jan 2003.

Obituary: HUNTINGDON: Services for Joan Eloise Bolen, 70, were conducted Friday, April 15, at 2:00 p.m. in the Chase Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dale Waugh officiating. Mrs. Bolen died at the Good Samaritan Health & Rehabilitation Center in Antioch. She was born March 12, 1935, in Mansfield, Ohio, to the late John and Amy Dickens Browne. She was a retired substitute teacher for Carroll County schools. She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Mutt” Bolen; a sister, Nancy Marie Browne; and one grandson, Jeremy Ellis. Survivors include two daughters: Amy Sambat of Huntingdon and Jennifer Oakley of Hornlake, Mississippi; four sons: Jeff Bolen of Antioch, Rusty Bolen of Yuma, Billy Bolen of Huntingdon and Larry Bolen of Parkers Crossroads; one sister, Pat Reiter of Ohio; two brothers: John Browne of Florida and Victor Saunders of New Jersey; 17

They had the following children:
241 i. Jennifer
242 ii. Russell
iii. Amy J.. Resided in Huntingdon, Carroll County, Tennessee in Nov 2000. Resided in Huntingdon, Carroll County, Tennessee in Apr 2005.

Amy J. married Unknown SANBAT.

iv. Bill. Resided in Hollow Rock, Carroll County, Tennessee in Nov 2000. Resided in Huntingdon, Carroll County, Tennessee in Apr 2005.

243 v. Jeff
vi. Larry. Resided in Parkers Crossroads, Henderson County, Tennessee in Nov 2000. Resided in Parkers Crossroads, Henderson County, Tennessee in Apr 2005.


118. Mary Ann BOLEN. Born on 7 Apr 1930. At the age of 70, Mary Ann died in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee on 25 Jun 2000.

Obituary: Services for Mrs. Mary Ann Garner are today, Wednesday, June 28, 11 a.m. at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Farmville Cemetery, Wildersville. Mrs. Garner, who was 70, died Sunday, June 25, at Jackson General Hospital of heart failure. She was a retired bookkeeper. She leaves two sons, Dale Waugh and Mike Waugh, both of Lexington; a daughter, Robin Waugh of Lexington; a brother, William Bolen of Huntingdon; two sisters, Trudy Rulofson of San Francisco, Calif., and Velma Thomason of Huntingdon, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Mary Ann first married Alvis WAUGH, son of Dewey B. WAUGH (1899-1972) & Girtha L. BREWER (1903-1986). Born on 15 Nov 1927. At the age of 71, Alvis died on 23 Jul 1999. Buried in Jul 1999 in Farmville Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. They were divorced.

They had the following children:
244 i. Michael
245 ii. Dale
iii. Robin. Resided in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee in Jun 2000.


Robin Waugh is a registered nurse with Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee (2002). Robin has never been married.



iv. Gary Alan. Buried in Farmville Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.


Mary Ann second married Billy Warren GARNER.

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