Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  

Ella J. Holmes, 87, Campbellsville, KY (1931-2019)

Ella J. Holmes of Campbellsville passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2019. She was 87 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 2pmET on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, with Elder Rueal Boils, Bro. Raymond Clark and Rev. Charles Holmes officiating. Burial will follow in Jesus Name Church Cemetery.

Visitation is requested from NoonET until 2pmET on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

Ella J. Holmes of Campbellsville, daughter of the late Hawk Johnson and Zeola Beshears Johnson was born December 8, 1931 in Russell County, Kentucky. She died at 3:55 P.M., Thursday, July 18, 2019 in Campbellsville.

She professed faith in Christ and loved God and loved attending church.

Ella was a retired employee of Fruit of the Loom.

She was a loving mother and grandmother and also loved helping to care for the elderly.

She united in marriage to Samuel Carl Holmes March 1, 1947. He preceded her in death September 13, 2013.

She is survived by four daughters and five sons: Judy Jones and husband, Jimmy, Janey Read and husband, Lemuel, Pam Russell and husband, Jerry, Danny Holmes, and Terry Holmes of Campbellsville, Linda Sharpe and husband, Edward of Greensburg, Samuel G. Holmes of Greenwood, Indiana, Jerry Holmes and wife, Nancy of St. Paul, Indiana, and Ronnie Holmes of Vancouver, Washington; fourteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; her little dog she loved so much, "Joy" and several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.

She was also preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Kim Holmes, a granddaughter, Bethany Mann, a grandson, Tadd Holmes; and two sisters and five brothers: Clarice Tavault, Elsie Walker, Earl Johnson, Eura Johnson, Houston Johnson, Carlie Johnson and Winford Johnson.

Expressions of sympathy are requested to be donations to Gideon Bibles and may be made at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

This story was posted on 2019-07-19 07:05:21
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
Located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia, KY.
To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone (270)-384-2149, or e-mail:
Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

G & G Monuments
Todd and Mandi Green and Jared Conover
1670 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. email:, 270-634-0359
First Quality Marble and Granite

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
Established 1922 | 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY 42728 | Jeff Jessie, Owner
270-384-2145,, email


Quick Links to Popular Features

Looking for a story or picture?
Try our Photo Archive or our Stories Archive for all the information that's appeared on


Contact us: Columbia Magazine and are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270.403.0017

Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.