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Kenneth Paul Bolyard

September 14, 1935 ~ October 3, 2018 (age 83)
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Kenneth Paul Bolyard, 83 of Evansville, WV, passed away on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 with family by his side. He was born on September 14, 1935 in Thornton, son of the late James “Jimmy” Bolyard and Elsie Knotts Bolyard Deavers. Paul did a lot of fishing in early years, loved gardening, mowing grass and being outdoors. He retired as a coalminer for Martinka Coal Company in Fairmont, WV. Paul is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Nancy Louise Pingley Bolyard; three daughters, Kathryn Ellen Baylor and husband, Charles, Arthurdale, Loretta Ann Colebank and husband, Kevin, Marquess, Paula Lynette Shahan and companion, Mike Haller, Marquess; seven grandchildren, Heather, Brian, Shanna, Greg, Josh, Amanda and Kendra; eleven great-grandchildren; four sisters, Loretta Poling, Gerrardstown, WV, Deloris Suder and husband, Arnold, Grafton, Dorothy Reneman, Fairmont, Elvera Knotts and husband Douglas, Berkley Springs, WV, several nieces and nephews. A Graveside service will be on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 12 noon at Mount Israel Cemetery with Reverend David Spence officiating. Bolyard Funeral Home, 79 Morgantown Ave. Newburg, WV, is handling the arrangements for the Bolyard Family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to WV Caring P.O. Box 760 Arthurdale WV 26520. Online condolences can be sent to the family at


Donations may be made to:

WV Caring
P.O. Box 760, Arthurdale WV 26520

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