Ray Holmes

Published 6:00 am Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Services for Ray Holmes, of Jayess, are 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15,at Pine Grove United Pentecostal Church in Jayess with burial inthe church cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is today at 5 p.m. at the church.

Mr. Holmes, 82, died Dec. 12, 2006, at Marion General Hospitalin Columbia. He was born on June 1, 1924, to Buford Raymond Holmesand Lusettie Reid Holmes.

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He was a retired salesman with the oilfield, and was alsoemployed with the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department as a jailer.He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a member of Pine Grove UnitedPentecostal Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brother, Oscar FordHolmes; and his sister, Arlene Marie Boyd.

Survivors are his wife, Elavee S. Holmes, of Jayess; hisdaughters, Lynda Powell, of Foxworth, Jean Holland, of Covington,La., and Donna Jones, of McComb; his brother, Norman Holmes, ofJayess; his sisters, Nina Renfroe and Charlene Graham, both ofJayess; and his nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.