James W. "Bill" Holmes, son of the late John W. Holmes and Ersie Arizona James Holmes was born June 4, 1922 in Kennett, and departed this life Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, at the age of 88 years, 3 months and 16 days.
James served in the U.S. Marines during WWII and was a faithful member of the Church of Christ in Kennett.
Survivors include three grandchildren, Dale Holmes, Shannon Holmes and Lisa Holmes; three great-grandchildren, Olivia, Shelby and Hannah Holmes; one sister, Thelma Whitehurst, of Acton, Tenn.; three nieces, Alice Moore, Diane Davis and Patricia Dixon; three nephews, Garland Whitehurst, Ray Whitehurst and Frank Holmes, and other relatives and many friends.
James was preceded in death by one son, Larry Holmes; a sister, Helen Stoner, and two brothers, Ballard Holmes and Burley "Mike" Holmes.
Visitation will be Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010 beginning at 11:30 a.m., at McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett with services being at 1:00 p.m., at McDaniel Chapel in Kennett with Dwight Harrison officiating.
Burial will follow in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.
Pallbearers are Tommy Samples, James Hackworth, Garland Whitehurst, Ray Whitehurst, Frank Holmes and Dale Holmes.