February 19, 1942 - February 17, 2021
Mr. James Oliver “Flip” Nolen was born to the late Jesse and Mattie L. Nolen, February 19, 1942 in Elmo County, Alabama. He attended Macedonia and Shiloh public schools in Notasulga, Alabama. He accepted Christ at an early age at Macedonia Baptist Church, Notasulga, Alabama. Flip was the fifth of thirteen children. Flip began working at an early age at the Box Factor plant in Opelika, Al and later became a truck driver for several Freight lines over many years. James was previously married to the late Laura Burks, and the late Cynthia L. Elliott-Nolen. James was preceded in death by his mother and father (Mattie and Jesse Nolen), two wives (Laura Burks and Cynthia L. Elliott-Nolen), two sisters (Cynthia Nolen, and Betty J. Nolen-Scott) and four brothers (Braddock, Joe Lewis, Johnny Lewis and Marcellious Nolen). He is survived by children: James O. Nolen Jr, Burlington, NC; Chanel Nolen (Abdulmateen) , Greenboro, NC; Misha Nolen, Columbus, Oh; Kit L. Nolen, Columbus, Oh; Jeanette Anderson, Auburn, Al; Wanda Yargawon, Auburn, Al; and Jerry Rodford, Notasulga, Al; sisters: Lorraine Stockley (James) Jonesboro, Ga; Patricia Nolen, Detroit, MI; Shafequa Shaheed (Abdul) Jonesboro, Ga; and Derria Lynch (Clifford) Angier, NC; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; ex-wife, Martha Daniels. James departed this life on February 17, 2021 at Carolina Pines Nursing Home, Burlington, North Carolina after long battle with personal illness. Funeral service will be held Saturday, Feb. 27th at 2:00 PM from the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home with interment following at St. Paul’s First Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 11-2PM. Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. James Oliver “Flip” Nolen was born to the late Jesse and Mattie L. Nolen, February 19, 1942 in Elmo County, Alabama. He attended Macedonia and Shiloh public schools in Notasulga, Alabama. He accepted Christ at an early age at... View Obituary & Service Information
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