Billie Jo Bolen

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Willard OH 6/1/2008 18:00:00

Willard OH 6/3/2008 13:00:00

Billie Jo Bolen, age 78, resident of West Portsmouth, Ohio passed away on Friday, May 30, 2008 in the King’s Daughters’ Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. She was born on September 14, 1929 in Zelda, Kentucky to the late William and Jessie (Smith) Baugh. She had been a resident of Willard for fifty years then moving to West Portsmouth to live out the rest of her life. She was a homemaker and a mother of nine children.
She is survived by her husband, Elmer Bolen, whom she married on June 2, 1948; five daughters, Tonia Rowe of West Portsmouth, OH; Bertha Hale of Portsmouth, OH; Joyce Lovejoy of West Hamiln, WV; Libby Neace of Portsmouth, OH; and Penny Bragg of West Portsmouth, OH; three sons, Michael Bolen of West Portsmouth, OH; Ralph Bolen of West Portsmouth, OH; and Elmer Bolen, Jr. of Hindman, KY; 10 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a son, Melvin Bolen; two brothers, Donald and Claude Baugh; and a sister, Bertha Barnett.
Friends may call at the Freewill Baptist Church on Keefer Street in Willard, Ohio on Sunday, June 1, 2008 beginning at 6:00 PM, and continuing through Monday and Tuesday where the funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday with Reverend Ron Parsons officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio. Online condolences can be made at


Sherie Corbett - Jun 3, 2008

Cousin Elmer, at this time I know there is no words that can mend a the heart ache. May god Bless you. Sherie Corbett

robert&beatrice baugh - Jun 2, 2008

elmer &family our thoughts &prayers are with you in this time of sorrow but always rememeber there is a homecoming awaiting all of us when our life here is over thank the the lord may god be with each and everyone love &prayers your cousins . ROBERT, BEATRICE, MARY, JUSTIN&FAMILY MOLLIE AND FAMILY

Barbara Porter - Jun 1, 2008

Elmer and Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow, may God be with you. Cousin Barbara (Bolen) Porter