December 5, 2020

Mr. Douglas “Doug” Nolen

Doug NolenDouglas “Doug” L. Nolen, age 69 of Franklin, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013 at Grady Hospital.

He was born May 17, 1943 in Carroll County Georgia, to the late Mr. Colbert Nolen and Mrs. Mattie Lou Folds Nolen.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Joyce Nolen and Jeanette Moon.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Prince Nolen; daughters and sons in law, Matt and Shirley Milam of Carrollton, Mike and Lisa Lavoie of Carrollton, Todd and Joann Turner of Franklin, and Stacie Lovvorn of Franklin; six grandchildren, Megan and Brianna Arp, Ethan and Caleb Milam, Pittman and Ellis Turner; sisters in law, Martha Prince of Franklin, and Lou Prince of Carrollton, and brother-in-law, Frank Moon of Carrollton; nieces and nephews, and many special friends.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 2:00 PM from Centralhatchee Independent Methodist Church with Rev. Eric Jackson and Rev. Cecil Davis officiating.

Interment will follow in the Goshen Southern Congregational Church Cemetery with Rev. Anthony Puckett officiating at graveside.

Pallbearers will be Mike Lavoie, Matt Milam, Todd Turner, Mardis Smith, Benjie Hyatt, and Tim Moon. Music will be provided by Rev. Neal Williams, Bobby Hooks, and the Centralhatchee Choir.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, April 30, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Flowers are welcome but contributions are appreciated and can be made to Marcus Stroke & Neuroscience Center located at 191 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 820, Atlanta, GA 30303, Attn: Jennifer Kauffman.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at

Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel of Carrollton has charge of the arrangements.



  1. This earth is a little sadder to lose this special man but heaven is a lot more joyful because of his laughter and sense of humor. You are missed but will always be loved

  2. Wylene Spearman says

    I agree. The earth will be a little sadder. I can remember him with a smile and much laughter as one of the maintenance guys for the Heard County School System.

  3. To Doug’s family always remember what a wonderful caring person he was. There are times I don’t know what my mom(and a lot of other people) would have done without Doug , she could call him anytime and he would be right there. We lost a “GREAT ONE” but heaven is booming now!!! We miss u Doug.

  4. Doug was a friend to all. From the first time I met him I felt as if I had known him all my life. His outgoing, kind and helpful personality made him “One Of A Kind,” Douglas Nolen. He loved everyone and would “lend a hand” to anyone without even asking. It was only last week when we spoke last. He knew I had a pond and he was trying to give me a boat. I laughed and he looked me in the face with his serious look and replied, “Mart, I am going to leave it at your pond!” This is only one small example of how he cared and helped people.
    I will miss you Buddy,

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