James M. “Mel” Holmes Sr.

James M. “Mel” Holmes Sr.

WHITE STONE—James M. “Mel” Holmes Sr., 90, of White Stone passed away December 8, 2022. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952-1956 and was a member of Kilmarnock Baptist Church, Kilmarnock.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Betty J. Holmes; son, Jim Holmes (Amy); granddaughters, Jennifer Rollings (Joseph) and Janie Kelly (Justin); three great-grandchildren, Reagan Rollings, Bennett Rollings and Hayden Kelly; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arlie O. Holmes and Fannie E. Holmes; daughter, Debra Diane Holmes; sisters, Peggy Harper and Betty Smith; and brother, Billy Holmes.

He retired from Butler Supply in 1996. They moved to the Northern Neck in 1998. He worked for Connemara Corporation until 2008.

He was a man of faith, loved his family and enjoyed fishing.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 10, at Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock. Interment followed the service at Woodlawn Cemetery. Family received friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kilmarnock Baptist Church, P.O. Box 99, Kilmarnock, VA 22482.