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Ralph Fleming Bolden

Born: Fri., Jul. 9, 1915
Died: Tue., Oct. 29, 2013


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Mr. Ralph Fleming Bolden, 98 of Monroe, NC died Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at his home.  Mr. Bolden was a retired Educator and Principal in Union County Public School System.  Funeral Services will be held 2pm Saturday, November 2, 2013 at Central United Methodist Church, 801 S. Hayne St., Monroe, NC 28112.  Bishop Osco E. Gardin, Jr., Pastor of Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church of Monroe, NC, Eulogist. Mr. Bolden body will lie in repose 1pm to 1:55 pm prior to the service at the church.  Interment will follow in the Hillcrest Cemtetery in Monroe, NC.  Public viewing will be held 11 am to 7pm Friday, November 1, 2013 at Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Monroe.

Mr. Bolden was born in Asheville, NC, Friday, July 9, 1915 a son of the late Walter and Katie Hemphill Bolden. He recieved a Bachelors Degree from Johnson C. Smith University and furthered his education at New York University and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  His studies lead him to become an Educator and Principal at Western Union School where he reired after 30 years of service.  Mr. Bolden was a dedicated member of Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church since 1941 where he served as Chairman of the Trustee Committee.  He was also well Known for his involvement in his community where he served as Board Chairman of Union County Community Action, Special gift worker for the United Way, Member of the NAACP Board of Directors, Vice Chairman of the Union County Youth Service Task Force Board, Treasurer of Union County Black Leadership Caucus and a number of other organizations.

He was preceeded in death by his parents, wife Jennie Bolden; daughters; Katheryn Bolden Ivey and Janet Massey, (Bobby) and grand daughter Paulette Bolden.

Mr. Bolden leaves to cherish fond and beautiful memories his daughter; Abigail Crowder, (Larry), grand daughters  Kathy Ivey-Bolden Kim Ivey-Bolden, (Kenneth), Shana Nicholas, (Brandon) and Stephanie Massey Streater, (Dwayne); grand sons; Larry Crowder, Jr. and Ralph Crowder; fourteen great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren one niece and nephew and a host of great-nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and love ones.

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Ernest & Roxanna Pounds
   Posted Thu October 31, 2013
We are sorry to hear about the passing of your Father. The Pounds Family

Ernest Pounds
   Posted Thu October 31, 2013

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Ernest .

We are sorry to hear of the passing of your Father , may God be with you and your family.


Annetta Robinson
   Posted Thu October 31, 2013
Our prayers are with you and your family. I enjoyed serving with Mr. Bolden on the board of Union County Community Action. He will be missed.
Deacon Annetta Robinson Blacks Memorial Presbyterian Church

Nikki Robinson Blakeney
   Posted Fri November 01, 2013
To the family, I would like to say 98 years is an awesome time to live, be thankful to God he spared him for so long and had he not transitioned into his heavenly home, he'd still be serving the Lord. May your hearts be comforted and your days ahead strengthened and may God bless you all during this difficult time.

Sincerely,
Nikki Robinson-Blakeney

Rufus & Louvenia Coffey
   Posted Fri November 01, 2013
We are sorry for your loss we pray Gods blessings to you and the family.
Mr. Bolden was one of our teachers at Western Union High School.

Wheeler C Perry & Family
   Posted Sat November 02, 2013
To the Family,
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
And may the sorrow you feel in your heart lighten by the love that surrounds you.

Wheeler C Perry & Family
(Marilyn Perry)

Mrs Margie Chambers Mackey & Mrs Myrtle Chambers Kilgo
   Posted Sat November 02, 2013
"MAY THE LIFE I LIVE SPEAK FOR ME", Mr. Bolden left his footprint on many lives during his lifetime. He was a scholar, leader and most of all a gentleman. Mr. Bolden's Legacy will forever will via his former students.

With deepest sympathy,
Margie Chambers Mackey & Myrtle Chambers Kilgo

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