Ruth Clay Nolen, 78, of Trinity passed away Monday, April 26, 2021 at Decatur Morgan Hospital. The graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28 at Midway Memorial Gardens with Bro. Wayne Dotson officiating.
Born on February 1, 1943 to the late Coy Clay and Irene Dotson, Ruth was a member of East Lawrence Church of God.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Ray Nolen; daughter, Dorothy Gillespie (Stanley); grandchildren, Stacey Gillespie (Leslie), Kelly Gillespie, Dustin Nolen, and Jason Nolen (Allison); great-grandchildren, Eryn Gillespie, Bryant Gillespie, Kynlee Gillespie, Destinee Nolen, Zek Nolen, Kerstin Nolen, Jaxon Bear Nolen, and Madelyn Rae Nolen; siblings, Coy Dotson (Ann), Tommy Dotson (Cynthia), Ronald Dotson (Judy), Lois King (Harold), Titus Dotson (Brenda), Jan Nash (Tim), and Chuck Dotson (Samantha).
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; son, Willard Nolen; sisters, Opal Suddieth and Doris Nolen; and brothers, James Dotson, Tim Dotson, and Henry Dotson.
The family extends special thanks to the Decatur Morgan Hospital ICU nurses and doctors.