James ‘Jimbo’ Edward Nolen

Published 5:00 am Monday, May 24, 2004

Services for James “Jimbo” Edward Nolen of Mena, Ark., were 11a.m., Saturday at Southside Church of God with burial in ConcordCemetery. Hall Funeral Services in Mena was in charge ofarrangements.

Mr. Nolen, 66, died May 19, 2004, at Arkansas Heart Hospital. Hewas born in Austin, Texas, on July 15, 1937 to Ernest “Shorty”Edward Nolen and Dessie Ketier Nolen.

He was retired from maintenance with the Housing Authority after20 years of service. He was a Marine. He lived in Mena for 28years. He is formerly of Granite City, Ill. He attended SouthsideChurch of God. He was a member of the Marine Corp League, theAmerican Legion in Pontoon Beach, Ill., and was active with Toysfor Tots.

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Preceding him in death were his parents; three sisters, DorothyMae Johnston, Anna Belle Nolen, Nada Ernestine McAllister; twobrothers, Billy Joe Nolen, Tommy Lynn Nolen; and his step-fatherAlfred Singleton.

Survivors are his wife, Hazel Susan Nolen of Mena; hisdaughters, Becky McKee, Donna Fryar, and Jamie White, all of Mena,and Connie Hooper of Brookhaven; two sisters, June Wiles of Menaand Judy Shelton of Collingsville, Ill; a brother, John “Bud”Porter of Sullivan, Mo.; six grandchildren, Justin and Jay McKee,Ryan and Tia Fryar, Christopher Hooper, and Dylan; and agreat-grandchild, Kaitlin Whorton.