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Olivian Toland

Graveside services were set for noon today at East View Cemetery. Brother Jerry Leggett was to officiate.
Pallbearers were to be Todd Guess, Jim Shealy, Charlie Bone, Ron Powell, Heath Ryan and Clay Ryan.
Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to Second Baptist Church Building Fund, 831 North Everett Blvd., Union City, TN 38261.
Mrs. Toland was born Aug. 7, 1930, in Mason Hall, daughter of the late Andrew Frank and Hattie Jane (Ellis) Guess. Olivian’s family moved to Obion, where she met and married Walter Blackwell “Dub” Toland Oct. 5, 1946. He died March 23, 2002. Mr. and Mrs. Toland later moved to Union City, where Olivian was the first meter maid with the Union City Police Department during the 1960s. She retired from The Union City Daily Messenger in 1990. Mrs. Toland had been a member of Second Baptist Church in Union City since 1956.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Diana and Donnie Guynn of Union City and Janie and Larry Ryan of Murray, Ky.; two grandsons, Heath Ryan and Clay Ryan, both of Murray; and three great-grandchildren, Josh Ryan and Abby Ryan, both of Elizabethtown, Ky., and Tate Ryan of Murray.
She was also preceded in death by five brothers, Ellis Guess, Edward Guess, Richard Guess, Homer Guess and James Guess.
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1 Comment

  1. Tate Ryan on October 30, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    That was a tragic loss for my family and she will be in our hearts forever