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Mrs. Janice Oliver Rakes Nolen, age 82 of Collinsville, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, April 1, 2013 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She was born in Patrick County on January 28, 1931 to the late George Oliver and Ovilla Roberson Rakes.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Nolen was preceded in death by one brother Buel L. Rakes; and one sister, Jean Rakes Wood. She graduated from McLane Business College and worked as a bookkeeper for Southwestern VA Gas Company, Cooper and Ratliff Grocery, Economy Auto Supply and Wicker House. She was a member of McCabe Memorial Baptist Church, and was an avid genealogist and quilter.

Mrs. Nolen is survived by her husband, John Roscoe Nolen of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon Nolen Jarratt and Eddie of Salem; two sons and daughters-in-law, Roscoe “Rocky” Kent Nolen and Penny, Randall “Randy” Oliver Nolen and Angie, all of Kernersville, North Carolina; four grandsons, John Nolen, James Nolen (Katie), Ryan Jarratt, Jeff Nolen (Lynn); four granddaughters, Jennifer Nolen, Shayna Hastings (Michael), Jana Nolen, Julia Nolen; four great-grandsons, Tyler Nolen, Xander Hastings, Logan Nolen and Ethan Hastings; one brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Pat Rakes of Mentor, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. Nolen will be held Friday, April 5, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at McCabe Memorial Baptist Church in Martinsville with Pastor G.H. Vaughn and Pastor Lewis Harris officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Burial Park.

The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart, and one hour prior to the service on Friday at McCabe Memorial Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Benevolent Fund, McCabe Memorial Baptist Church, 107 Clearview Drive, Martinsville, Virginia 24112.

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