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.