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J.T. Holland

J.T. Holland

August 16, 2012

J.T. Holland, 85, went to his eternal heavenly home on Aug. 16, 2012.

Born Jan. 22, 1927, he was the fifth child of Delton and Arie Holland of Red Bay. He was a faithful member of Ebenezer Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School for many years. He was an electrician and veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II. He was a loving husband, father and pop-paw and will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.

A Celebration of Life ceremony was held Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, at Ebenezer Baptist Church with Bro. Matthew Haney and Bro. Billy Nichols officiating. Burial was in Ebenezer Cemetery, Vina.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Gladys Faye Scott Holland; one son, Ronnie Holland and wife, Gena; one daughter, Sherry Boyd and husband, Randy; one brother, Thurston Holland; two sisters, Cutaw Manasco and Brenda Humphres; three grandchildren, Tara Enlow and husband, Ryan, Tristan Holland and Wesley Holland and wife, Marisa; two great-grandchildren, Taryn Boyd and Ian Enlow and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Fred Holland, F.V. Holland and R.B. Holland, three sisters, Mildred Caudle, Lorine Singleton and Geneva Griffus and one grandson, Drew Boyd.

At his request, pallbearers were his grandsons, Tristan and Wesley Holland, Ryan Enlow, whom he considered his own grandson, and graciously standing in for the late Drew Boyd, was his nephew, Ken Holland.