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Jimmy Edward Jolly: Tabor City

1939 – 2023

     Jimmy Edward Jolly of the Mollie community near Tabor City died Thursday, Feb. 23, in Columbus Regional Healthcare, Whiteville. He was 84.

     Born Feb. 9, 1939 in Columbus County, he was the son of the late James Arthur Jolly and Mary “Mollie” Frances Todd Jolly.

     He was a 1957 graduate of Williams Township High School. After high school he served in the U. S. Army. He later served on the bank boards of the former Southern National Bank and the Land Bank, LLC, He was a farmer and owner of the Agri King in Tabor City, and a member of Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church.

     He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patricia Strickland Jolly of the home; two daughters, Teresa Jolly Rasberry and husband Mark of Whiteville and Deidre Jolly Ross and husband Jamie of Clermont, Florida; two grandchildren, Jeremy Lynn Rasberry and Morgan Paige Rasberry; and several nieces and nephews.

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in the death by two brothers, Ralph Jolly and Glendale Jolly; and two sisters, Edna J. Brown and Annie Pearl Hardee.

     Funeral services were planned for 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, in Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church officiated by the Rev. Wayne Faulk, burial following in the Jolly Cemetery #2 on the Mollie Iron Hill Road, Tabor City.

     Family planned to receive friends during the hour preceding the service in the church.

     A guest register is available here.