Alvin Holmes age 96, passed Sunday May 20, 2018 at Methodist Hospital Southlake. Formerly of Eudora, Arkansas and a Gary resident for over 50 years. Alvin is survived by wife Pearl Holmes; children Alma (John) Best, Mary (Minuyard Jr.) Wheeler, Alvin (Audrie) Holmes Jr., Ida Burks, Diane Holmes, Keith (Valerie) Holmes and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation Saturday May 26, 2018 from 9:00a.m.-11:00a.m. with funeral services to follow at 11:00a.m. All services at the Guy & Allen Chapel. Interment Fern Oaks Cemetery.