November 5, 2008

Howard Milton & Deatte Elsie Coffey Bolick

Today's issue of the Lenoir, Caldwell Co., NC News-Topic contains the obituary for Howard Milton Bolick of Lenoir.  He was born on May 11, 1923 in Caldwell and died there on Nov. 3.

His obituary:

Obituary, The News-Topic, Lenoir, Caldwell Co., NC, Nov. 5, 2008

Howard Milton Bolick, 85, of Lenoir, went home to be with his Lord and his loving wife on Monday, Nov. 3, 2008 at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care.

He was born May 11, 1923 in Caldwell County to the late David Anthony and Dovie Bolick. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Deatte Bolick; two brothers; eight sisters; and one grandson.

Mr. Bolick was a member of College Avenue Baptist Church. He was retired from Hammary Furniture Industry.

Survivors include three daughters, Jean Nelson of Lenoir, Gail Bass and husband James of Lenoir, and Phyllis Billings of Lenoir; three sons, Lonnie Ray Byrd of Collettsville, Gerald Keith Bolick and wife Barbara of Lenoir, and Dale Bolick of Avery County; son-in-law, Claude Billings Jr.; two sisters, Emmie Hollars of Blowing Rock, N.C., and Velma Story of Kannapolis, N.C.; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; and all of his hunting and fishing buddies and friends; and a brother in heart, Wayne Coffey; and his Hospice friends Gene and Sadie Woods.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Nov. 7, 2008 at 11:30 a.m. at the Meadowbrook Baptist Church with the Rev. John Jackson and the Rev. Steve Butler officiating. Mr. Bolick will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008 at the Meadowbrook Baptist Church.

Serving as pallbearers will be John Hampton, Terry Huffman, Bruce Baldacci, James Bass, Corey Bolick and Skip Smith.

Memorials may be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood St., Lenoir, NC 28645 or to Meadowbrook Baptist Church, 914 Meadowland Dr., Lenoir, NC 28645.

Online condolences may be made at www.bass-smithgranite@charterinternet.com.

Bass-Smith Granite is serving the Howard Milton Bolick family.
Howard had lost his wife, Deatte Elsie Coffey on Aug. 24, 2007 in Caldwell Co.

Her obituary:

Deatte Bolick

Deatte Coffey Bolick, 87, of Peak Place, Lenoir, went home to be with her Lord on Friday, August 24, 2007 at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care.

She was born May 30, 1920 in Caldwell County to the late Samuel M. Coffey and Josephine Dellinger Coffey. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by seven brothers, four sisters and one grandson.

Mrs. Bolick was a member of Meadowbrook Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband Howard M. Bolick of the home; three sons, Lonnie Ray Byrd of Collettsville, Gerald Keith Bolick and wife Barbara of Lenoir, Thomas Dale Bolick and wife Lisa of Avery County; three daughters, Jean Nelson of Lenoir; Gail Bass and husband James of Lenoir, Phyllis Billings and husband Claude Jr., of Lenoir; 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Funeral Services will be on Monday, August 27, 2007, 12:00 noon at Meadowbrook Baptist Church with Reverend Steve Butler and Reverend Boyd Coffey Jr., officiating.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 prior to the service at Meadowbrook Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

Serving as pallbearers will be Skip Smith, James Bass, Bruce Baldacci, Roger Hamby, Roger Coffey, and Timothy Bolick. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood St., Lenoir, NC 28645 or to MeadowBrook Baptist Church, 914 Meadowland Dr., Lenoir, NC 28645.

Bass-Smith Granite Funeral Service is assisting the family with arrangements.

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