Doyce Hamilton Nolan

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Funeral service for Dr. Doyce Hamilton Nolan, 81, will be at 11 a.m. today December 2, 2014 at the First Baptist Church of Saks. Dr. Randy Postell and the Rev. Jerry Johnston will be officiating. Burial will be in Forestlawn Gardens. The family received friends at the funeral home Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. and also one hour prior to the service today at the church. Dr. Nolan claimed the promise of his reward on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 8:59 a.m. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, who he referred to as "the joy of my heart and life", Ada Frances Hess Nolan, of Anniston; three daughters, Glenda Snead, of Spartanburg, S.C., Joan (Lamar) Ross, of Cumming, Ga. and Sandra (Randy) Hunt, of Dothan; one son, Phillip Hamilton (Susan) Nolan, of Winder, Ga.; 14 grandchildren, Caleb (JoAnna) Snead, Jared (Victoria) Snead, Micah Snead, Daniel Ross, Jeff (Alaynah) Hunt, Drew (Brittany) Hunt, Cassie H. (Sherman) Caster, Elizabeth Hunt, Amanda Hunt, Addie Hunt, Ben Hunt, Garrett Nolan, Alyssa Nolan and Alina Nolan; one step-grandchild, Brandon Cowart; one great grandchild, Josiah Caster; six nieces; five nephews. Pallbearers will be his grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Open Bible Sunday School Class and Dana Craven. Dr. Doyce Hamilton Nolan was born on July 8, 1933 in Carrollton, Ga. He served as pastor of churches in Alabama, Georgia, Virginia and planted a church in San Angelo, Texas as part of Mission 2000. He had a passion for his Lord Jesus Christ and the Word of God. Dr. Nolan studied and taught God's Word faithfully for more than 50 years, ending his ministry as a Sunday School teacher of the Open Bible Class at First Baptist Church of Saks. He and his loving wife, Ada, became members of First Baptist Church of Saks upon his retirement. Dr. Nolan's devotional writings entitled, "The Daily Walk," were an encouragement to many. He was a regular personality on, "A New Song for A New Day," Truth Radio, for 19 years where he and his wife were known as Bro. Doyce and Ms. Ada. He was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force having served his country during the Korean Conflict. Dr. Nolan was known for his laughter and love for a good joke. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude Nolan and Irene Rowe; brother, Terry Nolan; his son-in-law, Barry Snead. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Saks Building Fund, 4723 Saks Road, Anniston, AL 36206. Online condolences to the family at K.L. Brown Memory Chapel 620 Golden Springs Road Anniston, AL 36207 (256) 231-2334
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Published in The Anniston Star on Dec. 2, 2014
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