WELTON RUDOLPH ‘DOFFUS’ NOLEN, 78, Oneonta, died June 18, 2020. He was born July 10, 1941, in Breman, Ga., and raised in Cullman. His first job was at St. Bernard College driving the bus for the basketball team. In 1968, he started Nolen Insulation; he retired in 2004. He enjoyed spending time with his horses and hanging out at the farm. He was a great husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, and friend. Predeceasing him were parents Wilton and Verdie Harvell Nolen and daughter Annette Nolen Lambert.
Surviving are wife Delene Price Nolen; children Lynn (Vanessa) Nolen, Tena (Robert) Smith, Lance (Nikki) Nolen, and Nedria (Phillip) Quinn; grandchildren Heather (Michael) Kritner, Heidi (Keith) Chambers, Hallie Bradford, Ashton (Andrew) Hill, Hunter Nolen (fiancé Kaitland Taylor), Nolen Smith (fiancé Paige Beasley), Whitney (Blake) Wood, Victoria Nolen, Sawyer Nolen, Noah Nolen, Melinda Holcomb; great-grandchildren Owen (Katie) Cornelius, Kaylee Cornelius, Caydon and Payton Kritner, Morgan, Madilyn, and Mason Chambers, Brendon, Carter, Maddox, and Mallie Belle Byrd, Olivia and Kason Bradford, Presley and Wyatt Hill, and Audrianna Molina, Antonio Molina, and Wesley Holcomb; great-great-grandchildren Caroline and Sophia Cornelius; siblings Doris Clark, Mildred Gordon, Bobby (Ann) Nolen, Bertie Lee (Sonny) Hixon, Ronnie (Donna) Nolen, Donald Ray Nolen, and Kathy Green.
Mel Wade will officiate a memorial service Friday, July 10, at 5 p.m., at Oneonta Church of Christ. The family will receive friends following the service. According to his wishes, he will be cremated and placed at the Blount Memory Cemetery. Lemley Funeral Home directing.
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