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Jolene Bryant Chitwood, 88, of Olton, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, in Lubbock. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Olton Cemetery, with her grandson, Anthony Watt, officiating and under the direction of Ramage Funeral Directors.

Jolene was born Feb. 14, 1930, in Olton, TX, to Don and Murzia (Frizzell) Bryant. She graduated from Olton High School in 1947. On Dec. 25, 1947, Jolene married Dale “Dude” Chitwood in Olton. Jolene enjoyed Olton sports and supported all the Texas teams. Playing games, playing the slots, reading, and crossword puzzles were some of her favorite pastimes.

Jolene was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and two sisters.

Survivors include her husband, Dale (Dude) Chitwood of Olton; and two sons, Joe Dale Chitwood and his wife, Susie of Canyon and Monte Chitwood and his wife, Cindy of Ransom Canyon; four grandchildren: Misty Watt and her husband, Anthony, Lacey Ainsworth and her husband, Jeff, Cecily Jackson and her husband, Jeff and Kendall Moore and her husband, Bryce; and seven great-grandchildren: Noah, Taylor, Payton, Allie, Harper, Bailey, and Lawson.

The family suggests memorials be made to the Olton Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 1087, Olton, TX 79064 or the Olton Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 1055, Olton, TX 79064.

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