The Morrison Ruritan Hall of Fame now includes James Earl Bouldin, who was inducted posthumously.
Bouldin passed away March 27, 2005. He was a charter member of Morrison Ruritan when it was founded on March 1, 1969. Bouldin was a charter member and held a 32-year perfect attendance record.
“James loved Morrison Rurtian,” said Christine Bouldin, who accepted the initiation for her husband. “He loved giving back to the community and being active in it.”
Bouldin, lifetime farmer, was a member of Rockliff Church of Christ where he served as an elder since 1972. He worked actively in the restoration of the old Philadelphia School in Vervilla and was a longtime trustee of Bascom Cemetery. He was former chairman and board member of Warren Farmers Co-op, and a former board member of the Warren County Soil Conservation District.
“James was a very valuable member,” said Mike Holland, Morrison Ruritan member. “He was a good man and a good leader. He wanted to help his fellow man. I can’t say enough good things about him and his family.”
Bouldin was one of three members instrumental in establishing the first ballfield in Morrison. It was later expanded with the addition of a second ballfield.