|Birth: ||Dec. 1, 1927|
|Death: ||Oct. 5, 2011|
My dear Granny
Novie Jean Hollis Creed was the youngest of ten children born to Carl and Beulah Cranford Hollis. She loved the South and Louisiana as no one else did. But most of all, she loved her Lord and family. Novie Jean accepted Jesus as her personal Saviour in July 1956 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Laran, Louisiana. She read her Bible every morning and took her family to church faithfully. She was also a charter member of Iron Mountain Baptist Church. Novie Jean married John M. Creed on October 14, 1948 and was the mother of five wonderful children: Nancy, Johnny, Mickey, Cindy, and Cathy.
So many stories and memories flood my mind when I think of Granny that there is no way I could mention them all here. I remember spending many summer days and nights with Granny. She loved to talk about Huey and Earl Long and all of the famous governors of Louisiana. She loved her state and was very proud to be the granddaughter of a Confederate soldier. Many times we would sit in the rocking chairs on the front porch and talk or listen to music. Whenever "Dixie" would play she would jump up and say, "Stand up for the national anthem!" There will never be another Granny like my Granny. I miss her so, but I have the precious hope of seeing her again.
Below is the obituary printed in the El Dorado News Times
Funeral services for Mrs. Novie Jean Hollis Creed, 83 of Spearsville, LA, will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. at Iron Mountain Baptist Church in El Dorado, AR. Officiating the service will be Bro. Ronald Morgan assisting by Rev. Allen Grimmett. Burial will follow in Laran Cemetery under direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Farmerville.
Novie was born on December 1, 1927 and passed away on October 5, 2011. She was a charter member of Iron Mountain Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, John M. Creed and daughter, Mickey Creed.
She is survived by Nancy Cook and husband Rodney of El Dorado, AR; Johnny Creed of Spearsville, LA; Cindy Grimmett and husband Allen of Junction City, AR; Cathy Kenley and husband Ken of Farmerville, LA; Four Grandchildren, Tina Haney of El Dorado, AR; Karen Miller of Jacksonville, AR; Katie Grimmett of Magnolia, AR; Sara Walsten of Slidell, LA; and Four Great- Grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Nick Chadwick, Owen Walsten, Dylan Haney, Kenneth Ramsey, Dewayne Ramsey, and Eddie Bolin.
Honorary Pallbearers are Bill McLelland, Jerry McLelland, Frank McLelland, Royce Toney, and Bob Buckley.
Memorials may be made to the Laran Cemetery Funds.
Visitation will be held on Friday, October 7, 2011 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:P.M. at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Farmerville
Carl Hollis (1883 - 1967)
Beulah B. Cranford Hollis (1887 - 1964)
John M. Creed (1920 - 1989)*
Mickey Floye Creed (1954 - 1991)*
Infant Twin Hollis*
Infant Twin Hollis*
Opal Hollis Johnson (1907 - 1985)*
Grady Carl Hollis (1909 - 1955)*
William Homer Hollis (1912 - 1947)*
Nancy Grace Hollis (1915 - 1920)*
Floye Christine Hollis Moore (1917 - 1992)*
Dovie Diamond Hollis Taylor (1920 - 1999)*
Andrew Mack Hollis (1923 - 2001)*
Novie Jean Hollis Creed (1927 - 2011)
Created by: Katie Grimmett Jones
Record added: Oct 06, 2011
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