Eddie Lee Holmes, son of the late Artis Poole Holmes and Edward Holmes, was born in Cherokee County on June 16, 1948.
He was educated in the public schools of Cherokee County and was a graduate of Granard High School, Class of 1966.
On August 8, 1969, he was united in marriage to Linda Marie Dawkins. She passed away in 2009. Eddie was a loving husband; a devoted father to two children; and “Paw Paw” to two boys. He always strove to nurture his family.
Early in life, he accepted Christ as his Savior and joined Concord Baptist Church where he served as a trustee.
He leaves to cherish loving memories: two daughters, Trena Holmes and Teronda Holmes-Norris; two grandsons, Harlem Walker and Tyler Norris; two brothers, Olee Holmes (Sheila) and James Manning (Rev. Modestine); sisters, Arilla Holmes and Mary Thomas; mother-in-law, Mrs. Marie Dawkins; brothers-in-law, Evangelist L.D. Dawkins, Jr. (Bernice) and James Robinson; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Etta Jones, Mrs. Jessie Mae Manning (W.C.), The Reverend Mary Jefferies, Mrs. Pamela Black, and Miss. Sheila Dawkins; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Funeral Service will be Thursday, 11:00 a.m., in Concord Baptist Church with Dr. Michael A. Bridges officiating. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery.
He will be in state in the church Thursday at 10:00 a.m.