Interment will follow in the Mel Haven Cemetery with Phillip Roland, Mark Roland, Archie Roland, Gilbert Roland, Donnie Roland, Adrian Roland and Dennis “Pete” Nash serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Odion Williams Jr., Clifton Nash, Aubrey Nash and Jeffery George.
There will be no formal visitation.
Mr. Roland died Thursday evening, March 21, 2013, at the Hopkins County Memorial Hospital in Sulphur Springs.
He was born in Sulphur Springs on March 31, 1934, the son of Alonzo and Annie Mitchell Roland.
He married Yvonne Montgomery, then later married Lela Irving. She preceded him in death.
He was member of Morning Chapel Baptist Church.
Survivors include three daughters, La Tonia Williams, Eula Roland-George and Becky Roland, all of Atlanta, Ga.; two sons, Mark Roland and Archie Roland of Dallas; step-sons Dennis Moore, Timothy Moore and William Moore, Jr.; step-daughters, Angela Loving and Vanessa Kelley; brothers Wilbert Roland of Sulphur Springs and J. B. Roland of Dallas; six grandchildren, Sonya Williams, Paulina Williams, Odion Williams, Phillip Roland, Justina George and Jeffery George; step-granddaughter Sierra Reed; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers and three sisters.
Arrangements are under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home.
The online register can be signed at:
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