Funeral services for Thomas Emmett Bolton will be held at: 1 P.M. on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at Newton County Funeral Home North Chapel, with Bro. Steve Robinson officiating. Burial will be in Newton County Memorial Gardens. Newton County Funeral Home North, 9998 Hwy 15 North, Newton, is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Bolton, 70 of Newton, died Saturday, July 3, 2010 at his residence.
He was a Newton County Native, born May 5, 1940 to Bassel Earl & Bessie Mae Chapman Bolton. He served in the U. S. Air Force. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of the Evergreeen #57 Masonic Lodge, and Potentate of the Hamasa Shrine in Meridian in 1994. He was a retired superintendent from the Mississippi Department of Transporation in the Meridian office. He was an active member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors Include: his wife: Thelma Clydene Cooksey Bolton of Newton; his son: Thomas Michael Bolton of Newton; his daughter: Sharon Bolton Blythe, and husband, Jack of Chunky; his grandchildren: Thomas Clayton Bolton, Jeffery Michael Chaney, Dylan Anthony Bolton, Jamie Renee Chaney, and Andrew Bolton; his brother: Earl Bolton, and his wife, Bobbye, of Newton; and several nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by: his parents: Bassel Earl & Bessie Mae Chapman Bolton, Sr. and his sister: Ernestine (Bobby) Jones
Pallbearers will be: Clay Bolton,Jeff Chaney,Dylan Bolton, Bobby Kinard, Brent Mayes, Chris Craven, Ray Collins, Mike Spence, and John Todd.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to: Cedar Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 2548 Cedar Grove Rd., Newton, MS 39345.
Visitation will be held from 5 P.M. - 8 P.M. on Monday, July 5, 2010, and from 8 A.M. until 12:45 P.M. on Tuesday at the funeral home.