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Posted: November 8, 2008 5:00 a.m.

Lenton Nolley

Young Funeral Home

Mr. Lenton Nolley died Oct. 19 in Newton County. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Emmett (Minnie Benton) Nolley Sr., he was born in Jasper County in 1920. he was raised and educated in Jasper County. His family moved to Newton County in 1941. He married Ms. Ruby Wingfield, who preceded him in death in 1990. He later married Ms. Ella Ruth Foster. He joined Sims Chapel Baptist Church as a young adult. Mr. Nolley worked at Georgia Highway Express Inc. for over 40 years, retiring in 1983. He was an excellent craftsman and enjoyed traveling and gardening. Family and friends were important to him. Mr. Nolley loved social gatherings, especially Nolley get-togethers for holidays.

Surviving are wife Mrs. Ella Rth Foster-Nolley; daughters Mr. and Ms. Willie "Whistle" (Mary) Dorsey, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford (Lillie) Brooks Jr.; sons Mr. Cornelius Nolley, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene (Leathia) Jackson; adopted daughter Mrs. Ethel "Doll" Dean; step-children Mr. and Mrs. Iskime (Sheila) Foster, Mr. and Mrs. Marcus (Bonnie) Foster, Mr. and Mrs. Taurus (Arthea) Wells, Ms. Jennifer Foster, Mr. and Mrs. Andre (Dana) Foster; grandchildren Warren (Trinetta) Nolley, Alicia Nolley, Yolanda (William) Robinson, Marcus Dorsey, Brandy Brooks, Shelisse (Darrell) Ogletree; devoted step-grandson Bryson Foster; nine other step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; sisters Elizabeth Belcher, Minnie Williams; brothers Willie K. (Ada Ruth) Nolley, Melvin "Jack" Nolley, S.T. (Sallie) Nolley, C.L. Nolley; sisters-in-law Ella Mae Nolley, Mae Gladys Walker, Carleen (Marshall) Flanigan; brothers-in-law Bobby (Sarah) McCollum, Giles McCollum; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Oct. 23 at Sims Chapel Baptist Church with Pastor Cecil Rozier officiating, assisted by the Rev. Julius Kidd and the Rev. Theodis Bell Jr. Interment followed in the church cemetery.


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