Audie Holmes

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AUGUSTA, Ga. - Arthur Leonard Holmes, husband of Dr. Paulette Harris-Holmes, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at the Georgia Regent's Health Shock Trauma Center following a tragic motor vehicle accident in Augusta, on November 6, 2014. A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel at Paine College with Rev. Dr. Luther B. Felder II officiating. Audie was born on April 15, 1932 in Merrick on Long Island, New York to Edwin Holmes and Cornelia Creighton Holmes. He is the father of Art Holmes Jr., Randi Horne, Dee Burney, and Kelly Holmes of Carey, North Carolina. Audie was a graduate of Augusta College, Augusta State University, Georgia Southern University and other institutions of higher learning. He held the following degrees: B.S., M.Ed, Ed.S, and Ed.D. Dr. Holmes was a life-long member Cure' of Ars Roman Catholic Church in Merrick, Long Island. Audie taught at Terrell Academy and the Augusta Youth Development Center. He was an Assistant Professor of History at Paine College from 2000 to 2014. He taught World, American, and Military History, as well as World Regional Geography courses. He established and directed the annual Cedar Grove /Paine College historical re-enactment tours for the last six years. He served as advisor to the Paine College History Club. Audie served in the US Army Special Forces - Airborne. He served one tour in Korea and three tours in Vietnam. During his military career he lived in 34 countries on six continents. After retirement from the military, he served as a director of the language lab at Fort Gordon; he was fluent in five languages. Audie enjoyed his homes and friends in Augusta and St. Simon's Island, Ga. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Savannah River and Golden Isles Sail and Power Squadrons and Paine College History Club. Honorary pallbearers are asked to assemble at the church at 1:30. Audie requested that his ashes be scattered from his yacht in the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. If desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Paine College, 1235 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30901 in memory of Dr. Holmes. After the euology the family will receive friends at a reception at Paine College. To view the full obituary and sign the guestbook please visit www.plattsfuneralhome. com Platt s Funeral Home, 721 Crawford Avenue.


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