The Transylvania Times -

Ben Bolt


September 9, 2019

Ben Bolt, 86, of Pisgah Forest, passed away peacefully at his home Sept. 5, 2019.

Born near the headwaters of the Tuckasegee River in Jackson County, N.C., he was the son of Lonnie and Otelia Bolt. His wife, Flora Mae Bolt, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his son, Mark Bolt, and grandson, Chance Bolt, both of Pisgah Forest; his brothers, JD Bolt, of Brevard, and Erby Bolt, of Pisgah Forest; and sisters, Ruth Rose, of Brevard and Anna Fae Leslie, of Pisgah Forest.

He was an avid environmentalist who shared his love of nature with everyone he met. One of the last true mountain m...

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