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Doris Holmes, 79, Columbia, KY (1942-2022)

Doris Jean Stargel Holmes of Columbia passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at her residence. She was 79 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 1pmCT on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with Bro. Junior Holmes officiating. Burial will follow in the New Hope Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4pmCT until 8pmCT, and will continue on Wednesday morning until time for the service.

She was born on July 17, 1942 in Adair County to the late Jake and Danford Price Stargel. She was preceded in death by her husband Herbert Ray Holmes.

Doris was a member of the Purdy Separate Baptist Church and formerly taught Sunday school at the church. She enjoyed her chickens and cooking for her family, friends and neighbors.

Survivors include three children Anthony Ray Holmes, Marcella York (Steve) and Annette Holmes all of Columbia, KY; six grandchildren Dean White (Mary Lee), Red Holmes (Nancy), Jean George, Megan Wright (Thomas), Lula Wheat (Chris) and Everett Luttrell (Danielle); eighteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; a brother Jimmy Stargel (Martha) of Fairdale, KY and several nieces and nephews including a special nephew Jessie Bryant.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a daughter Peggy Luttrell and thirteen siblings Clarence, Gordon, Willie, Tom, Dallas, Jerry, Ora Lee, Alta, Nina, Betty, Darlene, Clemie, and Mary Jane.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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Doris Jean (Stargel) Holmes, 79, Columbia, KY (1942-2022)

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