Donnie Ray Roland

1959 - November 29, 2020

MR. DONNIE RAY ROLAND, age 61, of Eastman, GA, died Sunday, November 29, 2020 at his residence.

Obituary for Donnie Ray Roland

MR. DONNIE RAY ROLAND, age 61, of Eastman, GA, died Sunday, November 29, 2020 at his residence.

 Graveside services will be held at 2:00PM Tuesday, December 1, at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Eastman, with Rev. Daniel Cook officiating.

 Mr. Roland was born in Eastman and was of the Baptist faith. He was a 1991 graduate of Heart of Georgia Technical Institute with a degree in Aircraft Structural Technology. Donnie was a retired civil service employee at Robins Air Force Base working for 23 years and was a former textile worker at Reeves Brothers Cotton Mill where he worked for over 15 years. He was a former member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and an avid Civil War enthusiast. Donnie is preceded in death by his parents, C. J. Roland and Marcia Rowland Roland, and a brother-in-law, Andy McCormick.

 He is survived by his Wife – Rosemary McCormick Roland of Eastman; 1 Son – James Roland of Eastman; 2 Sisters – Elaine Roland Reynolds (Johnny) of Chauncey and Sandra Roland Dykes of Eastman; 1 Brother – David Roland (Debbie) of Eastman; Parents-in-law – Mary Jim McCormick and Wayne McCormick, both of Eastman; Sister-in-law – Vickie Jones McCormick of Eastman; Nieces and Nephews – Michael McCormick, Chris McCormick (Jennifer), Nick Dykes, Chris Reynolds, Ashley Roland, and Amy Reynolds; Great Nephew – Jackson McCormick; Great Niece – Emma Reynolds.

 Mr. Roland will lie-in-state at Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home in Eastman from 11:00AM until 4:00PM, Monday, November 30 . The family may be contacted at the Roland residence, 1401 Roddy Highway, Eastman, GA 31023. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Sons of Confederate Veterans Pine Barrens Volunteers Camp 2039. Contact email:

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