Lester “John” Holmes Jr. , 51, 3609 Parliament Lane, Martinez, died Saturday, December 11, 1982, at his residence.
The Holy Rosary will be said at 7 pm today at Poteet Funeral Home, Green Street, with Rev Walter DiFrancesco officiating. Burial will be at 2pm Monday in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington Virginia.
Major Holmes was a native of Uvalda Georgia, and a retired Major in the U.S. Army with 20 years of service.
Survivors include his wife, Simone LeGuernic Holmes; three daughters – Debra Holmes, Michelle Wilmer and Mary Holmes, Martinez; five sisters – Sarah Mills and Cora Thompson Pahakie, Florida, Irene Anderson Dade City Florida, Mary Gaskins Jacksonville Florida and Thelma O' Connor Naples Florida; and a brother – Charles Holmes Dade City Florida.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
He had lived in Martinez for the past 12 years, and was a member of the St Teresa Catholic Church.
Mrs. Simone Holmes
December 4, 1998
Mrs. Simone C. Holmes, 71, of Martinez, died Wednesday, December 2, 1998, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.
The funeral will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Platt's Funeral Home, Belair Road, with the Rev. Thomas Peyton officiating. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
Mrs. Holmes, a native of Paris, was a homemaker and a survivor of Dachau Concentration Camp during World War II. She was a founding member of St. Teresa Catholic Church.
The family said “She was loving, giving and the best `Nana' in the world. Her smile was that of an angel. She loved everyone, and everyone loved her.”
Survivors include three daughters, Deborah Simone Holmes, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Michelle Holmes Wilmer, Martinez, and Mary Holmes Lamb, Appling; a brother, Roger LeGuernic, France; a sister, Susanne LeGuernic, France; and five grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to SouthTrust Bank, 404 South Belair Road, Martinez, GA 30907.
Earl S. Chambers
Headstone at Arlington reads (Section 33, Grave 3805):
Lester John Holmes Jr.
Maj, US Army
Sep 10 1931
Dec 11 1982
His Children John Roger 1 Jul 1956 – 14 Aug 1956
Patricia Susane 11 Aug 1957 – 18 Nov 1957
HOLMES, SIMONE C
DATE OF BIRTH: 05/26/1927
DATE OF DEATH: 12/02/1998
BURIED AT: SECTION 33 SITE 3084
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
WIFE OF HOLMES, LESTER J JR
MAJ US ARMY
HOLMES, JOHN ROGER S/O LESTER JR
DATE OF BIRTH: 07/01/1956
DATE OF DEATH: 08/14/1956
BURIED AT: SECTION 33 SITE 3085 LL
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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