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Dora V Holmes

September 16, 1917 — July 13, 2023

 

Mrs. Dora Virginia Parson Holmes was born September 16, 1917 in Keysburg, Kentucky (Logan County), to the union of Carl and Sallie M. Parson.  She departed this peaceful life at age 105 on Thursday July 13, 2023 at her residence in Clarksville, Tennessee

 

Dora accepted Christ at an early age. She was a proud member of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, Clarksville, TN. for 80 plus years. Before her advanced age and health challenges, she was a member of the Senior Choir, Willing Workers and the Lottie Smith Missionary Society. Some of her favorite songs were;  "Because He Lives", "Life is Like a Mountain Railroad", & "Take Me Back".

 

Dora was educated in the Logan County, Kentucky School System.

 

Dora united in matrimony to Sherlock Holmes, to this union new life was added with the birth of their daughter, Shirley J. Holmes.

 

Dora was employed for many years as a cherished domestic worker.

 

Her hobbies included: Reading her Bible, Watching Game Shows, Crossword Puzzles and Shopping!

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, sisters, daughter, nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

Left to cherish her memories: Eláana Holmes-Talley, Devoted Granddaughter; Shamáan Talley, Great-Grandson; Nieces/Nephews: Jaimi Saunders, Anita Goodwin, Desiree Anderson, Assunta Wesby, Gidgetta Parson, Lisa McLaughlin, Sylvester Saunders, Antonio Saunders, Timothy Saunders, Norman Saunders.

 

Devoted Daughters: Eva Lisenby, Teresa Smith; Special Mention: Anne Yancey-Clark, Susan Finney, Louise Marshall, Michael Talley, Marvin Wilson, Monica Pone, Clarence Kendrick, Edward Anderson, Michael Kendrick, Nathaniel Kendrick and a Host of nieces, nephews, cousins and devoted friends.

 

 

 

 

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, July 21, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Saturday, July 22, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church

1750 Needmore Rd, Clarksville, TN 37042

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Interment

Saturday, July 22, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Resthaven Memorial Gardens Inc

Clarksville, TN 37043

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