James Nolan

July 27, 1946 - March 7, 2008
James Nolan

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James L. “Jim” Nolan died of a heart attack on Sunday, March 2, at his home in Plymouth, Massachusetts. He was the husband of Theresa Stepp Nolan, a native of Hendersonville and graduate of East Henderson High School.

Jim was born in Kansas City Missouri and obtained an M.A. in journalism from the University of Oklahoma. After working as the editor of the Daily Standard in Excelsior Springs, Missouri and then as a journalist for trade publications dedicated to the fresh produce industry, he was hired as domestic and international sales manager of fresh fruit for Ocean Spray Cranberries based in Middleboro, Massachusetts. Jim and Theresa were married on June 27, 1976 at St. John in the Wilderness Church here in Hendersonville.

He was 61 years old and is survived by Theresa and his mother, Helen Hutchens, from Kansas City, Missouri. Theresa is the daughter of Elizabeth Saunders Stepp and the late Leon Stepp, Sr. of Hendersonville.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum on Tracy Grove Road in Hendersonville. The family will receive visitors beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Nemasket Orphaned Animal Haven in Raynham, MA, PO Box 233, Raynham Center, MA 02768, or to the American Heart Association, PO Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216.


Saturday, March 8, 2008
12:00 AM

Forest Lawn Memorial Park & Mausoleum - Directions
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • April 11, 2008
    Gem Garren says:
    May your shared times, joys and memories keep Jim close to you. Wishing you strength for today and comfort in the days ahead knowing how much he meant to many. The love and respect his friends held for him was so evident at his beautiful service. Much Love, Aunt Gem

  • March 22, 2008
    Warren Bowe says:
    Theresa, My wife are very sorry to here of Jim's passing.

  • March 10, 2008
    Ed Odron,Retired,VP Produce Lucky Stores says:
    Jim was a VERY special guy. Intergrity and honesty was his foundation. I always enjoyed working with him and looked forward to seeing him at PMA. Personable and a great sense of humor. I'm just one, but Jim had many retailer friends in our Produce Industry. He will be missed, but not forgotten. My heart goes out to Theresa and his family... Ed Odron, an old Produe friend.

  • March 09, 2008
    Jim McCabe says:
    Theresa...I don't believe we ever met, since I worked on the West Coast on activities with Jim, but he always spoke of you.....I always enjoyed his trips to visit us, and know that he also enjoyed working with the Markham group....I am so sad to hear of his passing.We will keep him in our prayers......Jim & Ann McCabe

  • March 08, 2008
    Harrison & Jean McCoy says:
    Theresa, please accept our since sympathy in your loss. We'll be thinking of your & remembering you in our prayers. With love, Harrison & Jean