Erven Howington Bolin
April 22, 1923 – October 06, 2008
Erven Howington Bolin, age 85, passed away October 6, 2008 at home in
Pittsburg, Texas. He was born on April 22, 1923 to Erven Sanford Bolin
and Annie Ora Howington in the Allen area. Erven lived in Collin
County, west of Allen, Texas where he farmed and raised stock until
1996. He was a member and deacon of Lebanon Baptist Church until he
moved to Pittsburg, Texas where he attended Simpsonville Baptist
Church. Erven was a simple man and enjoyed watching the sunrise and
sunset, working the land, and even had a container garden of tomatoes,
peppers, and squash this year. He loved the changing of the seasons,
looking at scenery and had a curiosity for life with all its details.
Erven married Zelma Louise Hollifield of Brownfield, Texas on
September 5, 1942. He met his bride-to-be while visiting his mother in
the hospital; Louise was in the next bed in a full body cast. She was
the first thing on his mind from that day forward until his last. He
is survived by his loving family: wife of 66 years-Louise; daughter,
Carolyn Bolin Malcolm and her husband Oscar; son, Sanford Erven Bolin
and his wife Kathy; 5 grandchildren-Angela Malcolm Clark, Ramona
Malcolm Van Leeuwen, Travis Daniel Malcolm, Sanford Erven Bolin II,
and Bocephus Harley Bolin; 7 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Pansy
Williams, Oma Lee Phillips, and Grace Hosp of Frisco, Texas;
sister-in-law, Norma Lea and Kathleen Cleveland. Erven is preceded in
death by 2 brothers, Wylie Bolin and Burl Bolin. Erven was proud of
his family and took great pleasure in all of his children,
grandchildren, great-grandchildren and relatives. A Funeral Service
will be held at Lebanon Baptist Church in Frisco Wednesday, October 8,
2008 at 10:00 AM with Pastor Allan Strickland and Pastor Ray Wilkins
officiating. Interment will follow at Rowlett Cemetery. Family and
friends are invited to the funeral home at their convenience on
Tuesday to pay their respects and to sign the register book. The
family will receive friends during a visitation on Tuesday evening
beginning at 7:00 PM.