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Earnest L. Holmes

Beaumont, Texas

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The funeral for Minister Earnest (Ernie) L. Holmes, (former NFL player for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Two-time Super Bowl Champion) of Newton, Texas will be on Saturday, January 26, 2008 at Jasper High School Gymnasium at 1:00 p.m. The Wake/Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January...

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Godspeed Earnest, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.

to the family iam very sorry for your lost of mr earnest lholmes he will surely be missed i will keep you guys in my pray love lisa lathan

May the Lord wrap his loving arms around you and hold you tight. It was a very nice pleasure to have known you and share the love of the Lord with you. You will be missed dearly. When we meet again I will see you on that 50 yard line and you will always be the "steel curtain". God Bless you and will be missed.

my prayer going out to family at there time of grief.

You are in our thoughts and prayers.
We love you Patricia.
Love,
The Franklin Family
(Mary, Lovie, and Sweet Pea)

I never knew Ernie but I grew up in Newton and lived away from there for the last 35 years. But I was proud to know Ernie was not only a great athlete but also a person who wanted to help those who needed help in my old hometown.

My heartfelt sympathy to the Holmes family. I knew "Fats", as we lovingly called, as a young girl growing up in Newton, and my brother, Charley Sylvester, and Ernie were very good friends. Charley passed from leukemia in August of 1999 at the age of 48, but he would always tell me when he had paid "Fats" Holmes a visit, even during his struggle with leukemia. I remember the times his father, Mr. Buddy, would come over to Newton to do work across the road from us (Manuel...

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

I just learned of Ernie Holmes' death. It's a sad day for Ernie's family and for the Steeler Nation. Let it be known that for two or three seasons, Ernie Holmes was in a class by himself. Yes, Joe Greene and other members of the Steel Curtain may have played longer and earned their just due, but for a short time there, no one was tougher and no one hit harder than Ernie Holmes. As a little boy, I can remember accompanying my father to Steeler training camp. We had VIP access, so I got as...