Roland Warren Aaron (2011 - )

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SAVANNAH, GA.- Roland Warren Aaron, 78, husband of the late Gathel Young Aaron, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2011, at the Candler Hospital in Savannah, Ga., where he resided with his son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Christina Aaron. Formerly of South Williamson, Ky. and Shelby, N.C., Roland will be missed by a countless number of friends and relatives.
Born Sept. 15, 1932, in Westerly, W. Va., Roland was the son of the late William Bradford Aaron and Ruth Childers Aaron. He was married to Gathel Young Aaron from 1951 until the time of her death in 2007, and their 56 year marriage was an example of love for everyone who knew them. He was employed as a yardman by Norfolk & Western Railway Company for thirty six years and a Korean War veteran of the US Air Force. Roland was a faithful member of Enon United Baptist Church of Blackberry City, WV. Those who knew and worked with him respected him for his generous spirit and his strong faith.
1 John 4:13-15 "This is how we know that we live in him and he in us; He has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his son to be the Savior of the world. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God." Roland Warren Aaron made acknowledging Christ his daily bread.
In addition to his parents and wife, Roland was preceded in death by his oldest son, Roland Dean Aaron, daughter-in-law, Deborah Blackburn Aaron and brother, William Aaron. He is survived by his son, Wayne Bradford Aaron and wife, Christina of Savannah, Ga; siblings, Patsy Aaron Rhinehardt, Louise Aaron Ellis and James P. Aaron all of North Carolina; five grandchildren, Amanda Gauze, Jennifer Aaron, Amber Meeks, Deana Jade Rowland and Candice Aaron; and five great grandchildren, Kayla Gauze, Stephanie Gauze, Ruby Jada Gauze, Hayden Meeks and Heath Meeks.
Visitation: The family will receive visitors from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry, Ky.
Funeral Service: 10 a.m. Thursday at Rogers Funeral Home Chapel-Pallbearers are Charles E. Booth, Kevin E. Booth, Stephen Booth, Charles V. Stanley, Jr., Adam C. Ward, Mark Aaron, David Rowland, Matthew Meeks and Kevin Varney.
Officiated By: Elder Jerry McCoy, Pastor of Enon United Baptist Church
Burial: Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy, Ky.
Funeral Home: R.E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry is in charge of arrangements
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Published in Shelby Star on June 15, 2011
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