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Effie Holmes

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Effie Holmes Obituary
age 101, passed away on November 7, 2017. She was born in Palestine, Arkansas on May 15, 1916 to Will Reason and Vellar Canada. She moved to the South Side of Chicago in 1941. She had five siblings, who all preceded her in death. She was a devout Jehovah's Witness since her baptism in 1953. In 1935 she married the late Thomas Gross and had one son, the late Oscar Lee Gross. She later married the late Wilson Holmes in 1938, a marriage that lasted 65 years and produced four children - Claudia, Ophelia, Larry (deceased) and Ladell. She is survived by her three children, 7 Grandchildren (Claudia, Anthony, Onesta, Timothy, Torrance, Bernedette, Sheldon, Victoria and Ladell; 10 Great-Grandchildren, 4 Great-Great Grandchildren; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends and the Sisters and Brothers of Jehovah's Witnesses.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Nov. 13, 2017
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