Julie and John Bolton

Julie & John Bolton

A two-vehicle crash on Friday, June 7, claimed the lives of a Merrell Mountain couple, Alabama state troopers said. 

John and Julie Bolton were killed when the 2010 Lincoln MKZ he was driving collided with a 2008 Chevrolet Express van. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Chevrolet van was injured and transported to a local area hospital. The crash occurred on U.S. 72 four miles east of Huntsville at the intersection of Dug Hill Road. 

Julie, 61, was remembered as a loving mother and homemaker who enjoyed preparing meals for her family around holidays. She was a DAR graduate.

She and John had been married more than 40 years.

John, 67, was recalled as an outdoorsman who loves pending time on his family farm. He was a Guntersville High graduate. He was retired from Huntsville Utilities after 23 years of work as a water treatment plant operator.

A double funeral will be today, Wednesday, at 3 p.m. at New Hope Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Walker Cemetery at Hebron, with a reception afterwards at the Hebron Community Center. 

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.