ROBERT E. NOLAN
Walnut: - Robert E. Nolan, 72, of 170
Baseline Road, Walnut, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 1999 at his home.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at
Garland Funeral Home, Walnut, with the Rev. Dalmus Meeks, pastor of Harvest
Time Bible Church, Rock Falls, officiating. Burial will be at
Walnut Cemetery. Graveside military rites
will be accorded by the Walnut American Legion Post 179. Visitation will be
from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. A memorial has been
Mr. Nolan was born Nov. 26, 1926 in Coventon,
Tenn., the son of Walter and Annie (Dixon) Nolan. He married Dorothy Billing
on Jan. 25, 1945, in Hernando, Miss. She died July 4, 1997. He served in the
Army during World War II. He and his wife operated the Spotlight Grocery in
Yeordville for many years. He retired from Illinois Forge, Rock Falls.
Survivors include a son, Fred (Charlin) Nolan of
Sterling; three daughters, Brenda (Barry) Cochran, Cheryl (Gary) Harris and
Barb Thompson, all of Rock Falls; six grandchildren; four
step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and
He was preceded in death by two brothers.
(The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls,
Illinois, September 10, 1999 - Friday, pg A2, submitted by Melva L. Taylor)