Iris Bolen

Iris Bolen

Iris Elaine Chapman Bolen

January 14, 1940 – October 16, 2019

CLAYTON – Iris Chapman Bolen, 79, passed away on Wednesday.  She was born in Braxton County West Virginia.  Iris was an entrepreneur with her husband owning several successful businesses.  Her family was her life and most important to her after God.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Hedrick Bolen & son, Scotty Bolen.

She is survived by her children, Brett Bolen (Melissa) of Clayton, Stacey Dean (Valentine) of Zebulon, Beth Brobst (Eric) of New Bern, siblings, Rodney Chapman (Sharon) of Morgantown, WV, Shelia Miller of Hixon, TN, & Yvonne LeFevre (Meade) of California, & seven grandchildren.

Visitation, Sunday, 3:00 – 4:30 pm, Zebulon United Methodist Church.

Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell.


  • Shelly Meadows Posted October 18, 2019 4:13 pm

    Wonderful lady I had the privilege to know and love.

  • Candace and Todd Gebhardt Posted October 18, 2019 4:53 pm

    Iris was a wonderful person and will be missed by many . My prayers go out to all the family .

  • Patty and Wayne Posted October 18, 2019 9:13 pm

    Goodbye to a wonderful friend. She was a special lady. RIP

  • Angela Howell Posted October 18, 2019 10:38 pm

    So sorry about your grandmother my sweet Rachel. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Sarah Hale Posted October 20, 2019 10:45 am

    Dear Brett and Melissa, I am so saddened to hear this news. She was always such a nice person to me, warm and inviting, and a zest for life and family. I know you will miss her dearly. I know she was a wonderful grandmother to the kids. Godspeed your grief.

  • Kristin Edwards Posted October 20, 2019 2:16 pm

    So sorry to learn of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers

  • Kam Congleton Posted October 20, 2019 5:56 pm

    Ms Iris was the most beautiful soul. Always made you feel safe and welcome in her presence, kind of like I think it’s going to be when we close to Jesus.

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