Sikeston - Carl P. Holyfield Sr., 85 years old, of Sikeston, died Tuesday at the Sikeston Convalescent Center.
He was born Sept. 20, 1906, in Morrilton, Ark., the son of Thomas J. and Lela Beeson Holyfield.
He and Vorta M. Baker were married Jan. 3, 1925, at New Madrid.
He was a farmer, and for 27 years, owned and operated the Holyfield Lumber Co. here. He was a charter member and former deacon at the Temple of Faith General Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, H.J. "Cotton" Holyfield and Carl Holyfield Jr.; two daughters, Doris Stephens and Ruth Dover;Hattie Ford; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, two brothers and a sister.
Funeral service will be held Thursday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel here. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery.
Voltra Mamie Baker Holyfield
1903–1995 (m. 1925)
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