Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Velma Holland of Fairplay Texas

Mollie Velma Mangham Holland, 102, of the Fair Play Community, passed away on Wednesday morning, Feb. 17, 2016, in Carthage.

She was born on July 8, 1913, in Fairplay Texas to the late Arlin G. and Nancy Viola Malone Mangham.

 Mrs. Holland married Robert Cayce Holland, Sr. and he preceded her in death on April 25, 1994. She was a homemaker, loved gardening, cooking, and canning. She enjoyed making fruitcakes for her family and friends and was loved by all who knew her.

Mrs. Holland lived her lifetime in Panola County and was a member of the Rebecca’s and Allison Chapel United Methodist Church. She was also preceded in death by a son, Robert Cayce Holland, Jr.; brothers, J.C., James Allen, Ben, and Charles Thomas Mangham; and sisters, Laverne Andrus and Opal Byrd.

Survivors include her son, Jimmy C. Holland and wife Peggy of Houston; daughter, Ruby Nell Eason and husband Floyce of Kilgore; 9 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 27 great-great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-great-grandchildren. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends also survive Mrs. Holland.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Lynn Loe and Terry Holland officiating. Interment will follow in Waldrop Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Floyce Eason, Jr., Wayne Cain, Tim Holland, Richard Holland, Raylon Eason, Rodney Hensley, Chad Hensley, and Mark Sanders.

Memorials may be made to Allison Chapel UMC, c/o Jo Harris, 5086 U.S. Hwy. 79 South, Carthage, TX 75633 or to Waldrop Cemetery Assn., P.O. Box 251, Carthage, TX 75633.

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