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Hazel Marie Holmes

Sheridan, AR, 1918 - 2010

Hazel Marie McGugan Holmes, 92, of Sheridan died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 at her home. She was born May 25, 1918, in Havana, Ark. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Sheridan. She was preceded in death by her parents, O.E. and Josephine McGugan; her husband, Sidney Reese Holmes; brother, O.E. McGugan; and two sisters, Florine Hawkins and Eileen Parham. She is survived by her daughters, Carole Holmes Appleby of Oak Point, Texas and Gerry Holmes Martin of Sheridan; son, Mac Reese Holmes of Troy, Ala. She also leaves behind five granddaughters- Anne Appleby Larson, Laura Appleby Fagan, Barbara Lynne Appleby, M. Patricia Appleby and Anne Williams Roberts; and three great-grandchildren. Hazel loved people and people loved her. She was never to busy to be a great listener and always gave words of encouragement to her friends and family. She always believed that most people were good at heart. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Saline Memorial Hospice of Benton or to Alzheimer's Arkansas Programs and Services 10411 West Markham, Suite 130 Little Rock, Ark. 72205-1409. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Monday at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce with Rev. Shawn Hill officiating. Burial at Oakland Cemetery in Fordyce. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. To sign the online register visit

Published October 3, 2010

Benton Funeral Home Inc.
501 West 4th Street, Fordyce, AR
Phone: 870-352-3131