Hello - I Googled my grandmother's name and found your message board.My Grandmother was Lodessie Taylor Bolin Stratton.She had also been married to a Murchie before she was married to King Bolin.Together they had only one son, my father, Frank Randall Murchie Sr (Jan. 13, 1954 - present).Frank Married Alice Frances Dilleyin 1972 and together they had two children Frank Randall "Randy" Jr. (Nov. 3, 1972 - present) and Kristy Lea (myself)(Oct. 24, 1974 - present).Lodessie and King Bolin had 3 sons - King Jr., Harold and Jerry.King Jr. had two children- Jimmy and Susan.Harold had two children - Harold Jr. and Jennifer. Jerry never married and lived with and cared for Lodessie and her third husband James Stratton until their deaths.Jerry recently died in a house fire in Columbus, MS that burned Lodessie's home to the ground.Here is his obit.
Jerry Wayne Bolin Jerry Wayne Bolin, age 60, died January 26, 2009 at his residence in Columbus. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be at Memorial Funeral Home on Thursday, January 29, 2009 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Services will be held at Memorial Funeral Home on Friday, January 30, 2009 at 10:00 AM with Rev. John Lewis Gainer officiating. Burial will follow at Christian Chapel Cemetery in Lamar County, Alabama. A life-long resident of Columbus, Mr. Bolin was predeceased by his parents James L. and Lodessie Mae Taylor Stratton. He was a faithful member of Friendship Baptist Church and had recently been elected President of the Brotherhood at the church. For the past 2 1/2years , he visited the residents of the area nursing homes 3 days each week. Even though he didn't know many whom he visited, his mission of visiting the nursing homes made him very happy. At Easter he donned an Easter Bunny costume when he visited the nursing homes, hoping to bring a little happiness to the residents. Survivors include his brothers Harold Bolin (Jewel) of Hamilton, MS, James K. Bolin, Jr. (Jean) of West Point, MS, Frank R. Murchie (Beth) of Columbus, MS; uncle - J.T. Taylor of Columbus, MS; aunt - Pearl Taylor of Columbus; MS; nieces - Kristy Murchie Andrews, Susan Bolin Boykin, Jennifer Alexander, and Jessica Murchie; nephews - Randy Murchie, Jimmy Bolin and Harold Bolin, Jr.