Catherine Gale Nolan

May 6, 1941 – April 11, 2019

Catherine Gale Nolan, age 77, passed away peacefully in her home on Thursday, April 11, 2019.  She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 56 years, Douglas Edwin Nolan and her parents, Thomas Homer and Louise Elizabeth (Cook) Duck.  Catherine is survived by her daughters, Linda Gale Cardwell (Jeff), Sandra Kay Page (Tony), Janice Carol Nolan Redden (Daniel); grandsons, Major Michael Smith (Rebecca), T.J. Smith (Ashley), Franklin Nolan Walker, Christopher Ryan Walker (Haley), Daniel Redden, II; granddaughters, Brittney  Smith, Kimberly Nicholas (Cory), Katie McGowan (Matthew), Nina Redden; great-grandsons, Jason Roubdioux, Will Smith, Zac Roubdioux, Josh Smith, Derek Nicholas, Eli Nicholas; great-granddaughters, Jordy Smith, Addi Delaney, Janie Cardwell; new addition great-grandchildren, Carson Rennels, Emme Rennels, Deacon Rennels; brother, Vernon Homer Duck; sisters, Madron Duck Spradley, Cindy Duck, Susie Carnes Kopp, Anita Carnes Buss, Marian Carnes Hall, Annie Carnes Wojtys; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.  Visitation will be held on Monday, April 15, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., followed immediately by a funeral service, both held in the chapel of Charter Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Matt Monk officiating; Mary Monk and Frank Walker sharing in song.. “Gale” was a devoted Christian and loved her family and friends deeply. She served by her beloved husband Ed’s side throughout his service as a deacon and in the Gideons International ministry. She loved teaching children and taught Sunday School, VBS and Discipleship Training throughout her life. She retired early from her job at Shelby Baptist Medical Center where she was the main switchboard operator for  many years and worked later in billing and collections. This enabled her to care for her grandchildren and nurture them, teaching them her Savior’s love. Gale loved music, especially traditional hymns and Ferlin Husky. She had a shy, sweet way about her, but was always ready, even as recently as a month ago, to share her love for Christ through witnessing to whomever she met. As a beloved mother and friend she will be greatly missed, but praise God, her faith has been made sight!


In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Gale’s name to Gideons International: