Ernest G. Holland
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Funeral services for Mr. Ernest G. Holland, age 91, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2013 at East Union Baptist Church, with Dr. Edgar Pierce and Dr. John Adams officiating. Burial will follow in Ridgecrest Cemetery. Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Holland went to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, May 15, 2013. He died peacefully at his home after a long battle with Alzeheimers.
He was a Charter Member of East Union Baptist Church where he taught Men's Sunday School and led the choir for over 30 years. He loved singing for the Lord and had sung with the Brotherhood Quartet for several years. He was also a member of the East Union Ruritan Club.
Ernest was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served with the 871st Airborne Engineers. He received several medals including a Purple Heart for injuries received in an air attack in New Guinea. He retired from the Madison County Highway Department as Assistant Superintendent after serving 30 years. Ernest lived a happy and full life. He was an avid hunter and crappie fisherman. He enjoyed having fish fries for family and friends.
He was born in Camden, TN on January 7, 1922, but moved to Madison County at an early age.
He was preceded in death by his parents, J. G. and Ora Ford Holland, as well as five brothers and five sisters. His brothers were Ford, Harris, Clyde, Gordon and twin brother, Everett, who died serving his country in WWII. His sisters were Kate McKinnie, Hilda Dunlap, Winifred Lane, Dorothy Hays and Dellene Major. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Lynn Holland Joyner and his step son-in-law, Steve Taylor.
Survivors are his wife of 32 years, Lois Ann Holland; son, Everett Holland (Kara); son-in-law, Dizzy Joyner (Dana); step-son, David Britt (Angie); step-daughter, Becky Taylor; grandchildren, Brian Wolfe (Angie), Shanna Czaplewski (Logan), Kim Williams (Greg), Hunter Taylor and Rylee Taylor; great-grandchildren, Kasey, Ty, Callie and Collin; brother-in-law, Charles Major, and many loving nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be directed to East Union Baptist Church.
The family wishes to thank his faithful and loyal caregivers, Evangline Ross and Lisa Currin, as well as Hospice of West TN and Dr. Witherington. With their help, he was able to remain at home until his death.
Ernest will be greatly missed by his loving friends and family.
Visitation will be Friday, May 17th from 4 to 7 p.m., at East Union Baptist Church and also Saturday, May 18th at 1:30 p.m. before service at 2:30 p.m.
Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home, (731) 424-2424.
Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home
403 East Baltimore Street
Jackson, TN 38301
Published in The Jackson Sun from May 17 to May 18, 2013