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 Ernest Dees Holmes

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Ernest Dees Holmes

  • Birth 17 Mar 1917
  • Death 22 Apr 2008 Humboldt, Gibson County, Tennessee, USA
  • Burial Dyersburg, Dyer County, Tennessee, USA
  • Memorial ID 26517625

Ernest Dees Holmes, 91, of Humboldt, died Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at Humboldt General Hospital.

He was retired as chief environmentalist for the Madison County Health Department after more than 20 years, a Pentecostal, a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and a former schoolteacher.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Curry Funeral Home with Bro. Tommy Rushing officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg.

The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife, Ilean Holmes of Humboldt; a daughter, Brenda Copeland of Dresden; two sons, Larry Holmes of Lexington and Don Holmes of Jackson; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Ernest Holmes; his parents, Joseph and Lena Holmes; a sister, Bernice Adams; a brother, Herschel Holmes; and a grandson, Jerry Neal Copeland.

Pallbearers will be family members.

As reported in the Dyersburg State Gazette (Tennessee)

Per tombstone: Married Feb 14, 1950

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  • Created by: fonda flamingo
  • Added: 30 Apr 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 26517625
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ernest Dees Holmes (17 Mar 1917–22 Apr 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26517625, citing Fairview Cemetery, Dyersburg, Dyer County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by fonda flamingo (contributor 46788897) .