Nellie Lou Bolton

By | May 18, 2020

Nellie Lou Bolton, age 73, of Wellston, passed away Friday, May 15, 2020, at the Select Specialty Hospital in Newark.  She was born Oct. 4, 1946 in Wellston, Ohio to the late John Lamar Gray and Thelma Remy Gray.  Nellie was a homemaker and a former area restaurant worker.  She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Jackson and she enjoyed fishing and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. 

Nellie is survived by sons, Donald Carl Hall of Wellston and John Daniel Hall (Dreama) of Wellston; grandchildren, Derek Levi Hall, Brynden Hall, Elijah Hall, Chasity Robinson, Ethan Jayjohn and Nathan Jayjohn; great-grandchildren, Dia Channel, Aryahanna Jayjohn, Kingston Jayjohn, Taylor Marlow and Karson Rippeth; brothers and sisters, Larry Lamar Gray of Wellston, Donald Glen Gray of Jackson, Rebecca Zawol of Michigan, and Angela Jones of Jackson; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

Besides her parents, Nellie was preceded in death by her first husband, Chalmer Carl Hall in 1990; her second husband, Harold Bolton in 1999; and sisters, Yolanda Strickland and Karen Geer. 

Calling hours will be Tuesday, May 19, 2020, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston.  Funeral service will be Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at 1 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home with Pastor Alfred Havens officiating.  Burial will follow in the Salem Cemetery. 

For those attending, we ask that you follow the Ohio Department of Health’s recommended guidelines for social distancing during this time.  Online condolences can be sent to the family at