Donald E. Holmes

Donald E. Holmes, 69, of Hazen, passed away Monday, January 6, 2014.  He was preceded in death by his parents James and Hazel Holmes and granddaughter Emilee Gracen Holmes.

He is survived by his wife Betty Rose Holmes; two sons Greg Holmes and wife Freda of Hazen and Justin Homes and wife Amanda of Paris, Texas; grandchildren Caroline and James of Hazen, Emilee, Rachel, Emma and Anna of Paris, Texas; brothers Freddie Holmes and wife Bette of Little Rock, and Gayle Holmes and wife Annetta of Sherwood; sister Mattie Holmes Foster and husband Joe of Sherwood  and several nieces and nephews.

Donnie was a graduate of Hazen High School, a retired farmer, a life long member of the Center Point Missionary Baptist church and served as a deacon and Sunday School Superintendent for several years. He served in the Arkansas National Guard, was a member of the Center Point Cemetery Committee, and member and past president of the Hazen School Board.

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 8, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen.  Funeral services will be Thursday, January 9, 2014, at 2:00 P. M. at the Center Point Missionary Baptist Church north of Hazen.  Burial will be in the Center Point Cemetery under the direction of Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen.  Family requests in lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Center Point Missionary Baptist Church.

12 thoughts on “Donald E. Holmes”

  1. Linda Taylor Pierce

    Betty Rose I was so sad to hear of Donnie’s passing. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. My God lay his healing hands on you and bring you peace. I love you.


  2. Betty Rose, So sorry about Donnie.
    I will miss seeing him He was always
    Fussing at me about something. The other day
    When I saw him, he looked at me and said
    “You need to quit those cigarettes ” Love and prayers
    To you and your family. He was a fine man
    And he will be remembered by many whose lives he touched.

  3. Shirley Minton Copeland

    Bettie, Greg, Justin, Bro Freddie,Gayle and Mattie
    I was so sad to get the news of Donnie leaving us. I am sorry I can’t there for the services but weather is preventing that.
    I will never forget all the fun times we have all had in Wonderful Center Point Church and community.
    Donnie will certainly be missed by all that knew him.

  4. Rick & Cindy Trickey

    To: All of the Holmes Family,

    May your memories give you comfort, may your faith keep you safe, may your family and friends surround you with strength. May God’s peace, comfort and love be with you all at this difficult time.

    You all our in our thoughts and prayers!!!!

  5. Jerry & Jo Anna Parker

    Betty Rose, we were so sorry to hear of Donnie’s passing. He was such a good person – kind and nice to everyone. Losing your spouse must be so hard. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Betty Rose and family, my prayer are with you guys as you adjust to life without Donnie. He was good man and apparently a firm believer in Jesus Christ ias his Lord and Saviou. He will be missied. God bless. Jack Bettis

  7. Sister Holmes, Brenda and I were saddened to hear that Brother Donnie had passed away. Our prayers go with you in the coming days. He will be missed.

  8. Charles & Vicki Ingle

    Betty Rose and family, we want to express our heartfelt sympathy in
    the loss of Donnie. You and your family are in our thoughts and
    prayers. May God give you the comfort and strength that you will
    so greatly need, to help deal with the loss of your loved one in the
    days ahead.

  9. Travis, Jill, Skyler and Halle Holmes

    Sis. Betty Rose and family so sorry to hear of Bro. Donnie leaving this world but happy to know he’s with his Savior Jesus Christ. He will be missed. So many good memories. You are in our prayers.

    God Bless
    From the Holmes Family

  10. Dear Holmes family,
    Please accept my deep regrets for your loss for death is our greatest enemy and always brings much grief and pain which I felt when I lost my whole family to this enemy. You don’t know me but I wanted to share what helped me get through this. I found comfort and hope in what Jehovah Gods word the Bible says at John11:11 and Mark5:39 that says they’re just asleep and Jesus states at John5:28,29 that we’ll see our love ones again and this helps me get through each day because I miss them so much. I truly hope these scriptures helped in some way for this is my purpose in sharing this with you. Please know I do share your grief.
    Sincerely, Gloria Mosley

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