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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.

October 20, 2008

William Thad & Ocia Bell Coffee Buchanan

William Preston (Pres) Buchanan constructed and operated the Louisiana & Arkansas Railway in 1898.  William had been a timberman and owned the Bodcaw Lumber Company whose primary office was at Stamps, AR.  He was also a large land owner in southwest Arkansas and northwest Louisiana.

William, a son of Charles Clayton and Mary Abernathy Tarpley Buchanan, was born in Tennessee in 1844.  It's not clear when he came into the lower part of Arkansas or, when he married Helen, whose maiden name may also have be en Buchanan*, but it was likely sometime in the late 1860s, early 1870s.

Their known children were:

Mary L., born c1871 in Arkansas.  She married J. A. Billingsley on Oct. 7, 1894 in Nevada Co., AR.

William Thad, born Aug. 29, 1874 in Arkansas, married Ocia Bell Coffee on Dec. 20, 1906** in Nevada Co.  Ocia was born Sep. 25, 1882 in Hempstead Co., and died Dec. 6, 1959 in Nevada Co.  She and Thad are buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Prescott, Nevada Co.

His obituary from the Prescott Daily News, Nevada Co., AR, February 11, 1938:

Prescott lost one of its real pioneers when Thad Buchanan died here last Tuesday.  Mr. Buchanan was the son of W. P. (Press) Buchanan who came to Prescott in the fall of 1873 to work on the Cairo & Fulton Railroad. This railroad was built through here in July, 1873.

Thad Buchanan was the first child born in Prescott, and his father's house is the oldest residence of the city.  It is located on West Third Stret, between Hazel and Walnut next to the home of Mrs. George Kizer and is now occupied by John Smith.
 Their known children were:

Floyd Fields, born 1908, married Florence (LNU)

Ota Albert, born Mar. 29, 1910, married Claudy Woodard

Clyde Curtis, born Nov. 11, 1914, died Jan. 8, 1991 in Nevada Co.  He married Margaret L. (Peggy) Barnard, born Jan. 7, 1918 in Prescott, died Aug. 27, 2003 in Prescott.

John Preston, born c1915, died before 1930

Edmond Louis, born c1923
 Joe Pledger, born Dec. 24, 1876, died Oct. 8, 1961.  He married Lillie (LNU), born Oct. 3, 1888 in Arkansas, died Oct. 14, 1972 in Prescott.

Esther, born c1879.

Please contact me if you can share any information about these families.



*BUCHANAN, WILLIAM PRESTON--born 11-2-1833 in TN; married Miss Helen Buchanan; had 9 children; died 10-27-1928; buried at Old Smyrna Cem; marker has death date of 10-24-1928 (Obituary Index, Nevada News; 12-20-1928)

 **William Thad may have been previously married.  There is a marriage record for a W. T. Buchanan to Kate Hawkins in Nevada Co., dated Mar. 3, 1895.

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