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Manette Holmes, Adair County, KY (1928-2013)

She was a native of Cumberland County, KY, and the matriarch of a highly regarded Adair County, KY family. She was the widow of Russell Holmes, whose death preceded hers only 85 days ago. She leaves 14 direct living descendants. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist and the United Methodist Women's Group and was a bookkeeper
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Manette Holmes age 84 years of Columbia, KY passed way Monday, April 1, 2013 at 5:30amCT, at Westlake Regional Hospital, Columbia, KY.

Funeral service Thursday April 4, 2013 at 1pmCT/2pmET, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with Rev. Steve Pescosolido officiating. Interment will be in Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation is after 4pmCT/5pmET, Wednesday, April 3, 2013.

Pallbearers: Shawn Stephens, Seth Stephens, Shawn Glenn Stephens, Nathan Stephens, Wesley Burton and Shannon Stephens.

Honorary Pallbearers: Gary Curry, Robert Curry, Jason Curry, and Todd Smith.

Manette Holmes, Adair County, KY (1928-2013)

She was born on Wednesday, July 4, 1928 in Burkesville, Cumberland County, KY. She was the daughter of the late Willie Peyton and Elsie Eden Smith of Cumberland County, KY. She died Monday, April 1, 2013, in Columbia, Adair County, KY, at the age of 84 years, 8 months, and 18 days.

She was preceded in death her husband, Russell Holmes on January 6, 2013; also preceded in death by two brothers, Jack E. Smith and Harold Smith.

She is survived by the following:
  • One daughter and one son: Joyce (Sovel) Stephens of Russell Springs, KY; and Philip (Geneva) Holmes of Columbia, KY

  • Two sisters: Marie Curry of Columbia, KY; and Nancy Bagozzi of Houston, Texas

  • Three grandchildren: Shawn Sovel Stephens, Shannon Warren Stephens and Seth Eden Stephens

  • Eight great grandchildren: Jessica Humble, Rebecca Stephens, Shawn Glenn Stephens, Nathan Stephens, William Isaac Stephens, Walker Isaiah Stephens, Alexa Paige Stephens and Owen Alexander Stephens

  • Great great grandchild: Elliott

  • Several nieces and nephews

  • And a host other relatives and friends
She was a member of Trinity United Methodist and the United Methodist Women's Group and was a bookkeeper Expression of sympathy may take the form of a donation to Trinity United Methodist Church Women's group or Gideon Bibles and can be made at the funeral home.

Send a condolence to the family of Manette Holmes Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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Manette Holmes, Adair County, KY (1928-2013)

2013-04-02 - 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY - Photo from Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

Manette Holmes, Adair County, KY (1928-2013)

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