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JAMES MICHAEL "MITCHIE" HOLDER, 59, passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014, after a short illness at Lutheran Hospital. Born Nov. 30, 1954, in Fort Wayne, he was a son of the late Ella Mai Holder and Edward Rowles. He graduated from R. Nelson Snider High School, attended IVY Tech and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Surviving are his wife, Wilma Jean Gaines Holder; children, Shonda Fritz, Ebony (Jackie) Carter, Joshua and LaToya Gaines, Shadricka, Lakesha, and Dayshia Burnett, Cedrick and Cedreco Hannah, Lorenzo Holder, and Kevin Linger; 10 grandchildren; brothers, John (Phyllis), Victor, Timothy (Carla), Edward, and Dave Rowles; aunts, Lucille Howard, and Catherina Rowles; uncles, Edward Rowles and James Agnew; and a host of other relatives and friends. James was also a foster parent to many children. Funeral service is noon Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Cathedral of Praise, 3501 Harris Road, with visitation two hours prior. Arrangements by Midwest Funeral Home & Cremation Society.

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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers from Apr. 22 to Apr. 26, 2014
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