Valdosta Daily Times


November 10, 2012

Dixie Holmes

VALDOSTA — Dixie Holmes, 83, of Adel, passed away Nov. 7, 2012, at Tift Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Holmes was born Dec. 8, 1928, to the late Rudolph and Adeline Hicks Schultz. She was born in Cook County and attended schools in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina and graduated from GSCW in 1948. Mrs. Holmes taught in Cook and Berrien Counties for eight years. In 1972, she started working with the Cook County Library and worked there until she passed away. Mrs. Holmes was a member of the Adel Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include her son, Joel Holmes of Adel; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Edwin L. Deariso of Sylvester; two grandchildren, Shanna and James Watson, and Kayla Barnes; two great-grandchildren, Kaylee Watson and Kaden Watson; very good friend and companion, Raymond Smith of Adel.

Mrs. Holmes was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Holmes; and one brother, Carl Schultz.

Graveside service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Woodlawn City Cemetery. The Rev. Ron Stinson will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Adel Presbyterian Church or to Thornwall Home, PO Box 60, Clinton, S.C. or to your favorite charity. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at — Purvis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Text Only
  • Jack Mullis 001.jpg Jack Anderson Mullis

    Jack Anderson Mullis, Sr., 84, of Hahira, Ga., passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at South Georgia Medical Center.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Roberta Clegg10001.jpg Roberta L. Clegg

    Roberta L. Clegg, passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014.

    April 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • Janel Cowart Curry

    Janel Cowart Curry went home to be with our Lord on April 21, 2014.

    April 24, 2014

  • Henry Lucius Lee

    Henry Lucius Lee “Nip,” age 96, of Jasper, Fla. passed away at his home in Jasper on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 following an extended illness.

    April 24, 2014

  • Roberta Clegg10001.jpg Roberta L. Clegg

    Roberta L. Clegg, passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014.

    April 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • L.V. Vann

    L.V. Vann, 89, of Lake Park, died on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at South Georgia Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

    April 22, 2014

  • J.C. (Sprig) Carter

    J.C. (Sprig) Carter was born in Echols County, Ga., on March 24, 1924 to the late James Stephen and Essie Corbett Carter.

    April 22, 2014

  • Marlin Drexel Roberson

    Marlin Drexel Roberson, 78, of Alapaha, died Monday April 21, 2014 in the Golden Living Center in Tifton.

    April 22, 2014

  • Walter Loyd Martin

    Mr. Walter Loyd Martin, 94, of Adel, Ga., passed away April 22, 2014 at his home.

    April 22, 2014

  • Robert Lee “Sonny” Hamilton

    Robert Lee “Sonny” Hamilton, Jr., 77, of Mount Vernon, Ga.,  passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at the Langdale Hospice House in Valdosta, GA.

    April 22, 2014

Top News

Given the amount of rain recently, what's your favorite “rain” song?

Singing in the Rain
Purple Rain
Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
November Rain
Rainy Night in Georgia
     View Results