Willie "Red" Bolden, 80, of Tiptonville, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2008 at his residence.
He was farmer for 30 years, former employee of Lake County Soybean Mill and retired from the city of Tiptonville after 20 years, served as a chairman of the Steward Board, member of the Male Choir, a Mason, served as a County Commissioner for district No. 2A and a member of Rock of Ages CME Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Rock of Ages CME church in Tiptonville. H.H. Hudson Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
The family will receive visitors at noon today at the church.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, L.V. Bolden; four daughters, Patsy Bolden, Margret Avery and husband, Russell, Birdie Terry and husband, Zackary and LaSan Hall and husband, David, of Tiptonville; four sons, Willie James Bolden and Kenny Lee Bolden, both of Tiptonville, the Rev. Terry Bolden and wife, Sherry of Union City and Sidney Bolden and wife, Mary, of Dyersburg; four sisters, Imogene Swift and husband, Willie, of Tiptonville, Elizabeth Kimble, Marianna Burkett and Lenora Reed, all of Dyersburg; two brothers, Terry C. Bolden and Ray Bolden, both of Milwaukee, Wis.; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.