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Mr. Alden Roland

January 14, 1953 ~ December 20, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old

Mr. Alden Roland Obituary

Mr. Alden Roland was born in Burnsville, NC on January 14, 1953, to Mr. Frank and Mrs. Oredia Maurie Young Roland. After the death of his biological dad at age 6, Oredia moved the family to Asheville, NC. There she met Mr. Thomas A. Hutchison, and he took on the role of Dad to her six children.

Alden worked in the hospitality industry all his life as a Head Waiter and Maitre'd at the City Club of Asheville, Grove Park Inn, Asheville Country Club, Biltmore Country Club all in Asheville, NC and several country clubs in Los Angeles, CA, St. Louis, MO and Atlanta, GA. He could take orders up to 25 people with no pad or pen and then serve it all to the right guests. This made him a popular showstopper in the dining room and hospitality industries.

Alden is preceded in death by his parents Mr. Frank and Mrs. Oredia Young Roland, and Mr. Thomas A. Hutchison (Mary Frances), maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. John Belcher Griffith Sr., Mr. Geter Young, paternal grandparents, Daddy Will and Mama Hattie Flack Roland, Daddy Ed and Mama Ophelia Hutchison, stepson Ronald Jonathan Johnson, sisters Drucilla Young Roland, Frances Roland Hall (Arthur Lee), Hattie Roland Cantrell, and Rosalyn Roland, brothers Gregory Irby and Don Barnett, and brother-in-law Samuel T. Hall.

He is survived by his children Al Keith Durham, Asheville, NC, Gregory M. Roland (Genny), Grand Prairie, TX, Alden Maurice Johnson (Tiquana), Charlotte, NC, Stacey Altonia Shaw Bowman, Arden, NC, Tracey Geavona Mosely and Iva Maukita Alonn Roland both of Charlotte, NC, his last biological sibling Mrs. Regina Roland Hall, Asheville, NC, bonus siblings Alice Marie Hutchison-Cambridge (Sam) Atlanta, GA, Elder Thomas "Brad" Wynn (Romelia) Asheville, NC, Darryl Stallings (Felicia) Greensboro, NC, Brendon Crite, Brevard NC, Maceo Boston (Timika) Greensboro, NC, Vincent Logan (Wendy), Spartanburg, SC, and Shawn Smith, Asheville, NC, twelve grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two special sister/nieces Anita Brooks and Dorothy Laverne Waterson (Doug), special nephew Bryant K. Roland, a host of other nieces, nephews and cousins, and one remaining favorite aunt Mrs. Violet Henson, Burnsville, NC.

A Funeral Service to honor the life of Mr. Roland will be Saturday, December 30, 2023, at 1pm in the chapel of Ray Funeral Home, 1373 Sweeten Creek Rd Asheville, NC 28803. Officiating will be Pastor Joseph Darity, Pastor of Ever Learning Faith Ministries, 165 S. Liberty Street Asheville, NC 28801.

The repass will follow immediately after the service at the Friendship Community Center, 142 Shiloh Rd Asheville, NC 28803.

Avery's Memorial Chapel, Western Carolina Mortuary Services and Ray Funeral Services are in charge of arrangements.

The family would like to give a very special thank you to Nian Avery and Avery's Memorial Chapel, Western Carolina Mortuary Services and Ray Funeral Services for their love and care during our bereavement.

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Funeral Service
December 30, 2023

1:00 PM
Ray Funeral Home
1373 Sweeten Creek Road
Asheville, NC 28803


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