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In Memory of

Goza Tolle

November 29, 1917 - March 18, 2015

Obituary


Goza Tolle, 97, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in Abilene, TX. Funeral services will be 2:00p.m., Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Calvary Baptist Church with Dr. Robert A. Nickell officiating. Burial will follow in the Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery, 5701 Hwy 277 South. Visitation will be from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m., this evening at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory St.

Mr. Tolle was born in Rutherford, Tennessee on November 29, 1917 to John Wesley and Eliza Joella Goza Tolle. He was the youngest of eleven children. His family moved to Calhoun...

Goza Tolle, 97, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in Abilene, TX. Funeral services will be 2:00p.m., Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Calvary Baptist Church with Dr. Robert A. Nickell officiating. Burial will follow in the Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery, 5701 Hwy 277 South. Visitation will be from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m., this evening at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory St.

Mr. Tolle was born in Rutherford, Tennessee on November 29, 1917 to John Wesley and Eliza Joella Goza Tolle. He was the youngest of eleven children. His family moved to Calhoun County, Mississippi in 1918 where his mother passed away in early 1919. He attended schools in Mississippi and enlisted in the U.S. Army on January 4, 1940. During WWII, he served in Australia, the Philippines, New Guinea, and Japan. After the war was over, he re-enlisted in the Army/Air Force, and later the U.S. Air Force, retiring on March 31, 1960. He did tours of duty at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska and Reykjavik, Iceland.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Mary Louise Moddrell Tolle; children, Kathleen Nickell and husband, Bob, Mark Tolle and wife, Joan, and Stuart Tolle and wife, Sheron; grandchildren, Nathan Nickell, Erin Fleming, Ashley Massey, Megan, Cody, Emily, Libby, and Evan Tolle; and five great-grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Abilene Baptist Association Social Ministries, 618 S. Pioneer Dr., Abilene, TX 79605, Hendrick Hospice, 1682 Hickory St., Abilene TX 79601, or to the charity of your choice.

You may view and sign the guestbook at www.elliotthamilfuneralhome.com