Mr. Eldridge Holmes, age 86 of Fairview Cove Road, Altoona, Alabama died Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Riverview Medical Center.
Funeral service will be Friday, March 21, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at McRae Chapel, with Bro. Charles Dixon and Bro. Kerry Bryant officiating, interment to follow in Aurora Cemetery. McRae Funeral Home of Boaz, Alabama is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6 - 8 at the funeral home.
Mr. Holmes was born in Alabama on April 9, 1927 to Albert & Nettie Gunter Holmes. He was retired from a wrought iron furniture manufacturer and a member of the Fairview FCM Church.
Mr. Holmes is survived by his Wife: Marie Summerford Holmes of Altoona, Daughter: Jennie Holmes of Altoona, Chosen children: Blake, Keith, Dylan and Faith Summerford and Will & Ava Jacobs and Several Brothers-in-Law and Sisters-in-Law. He was preceded in death by his Parents: Albert & Nettie Gunter Holmes, Son: Eldridge Lamar Holmes, Daughter: Ginger Rena Holmes and his first wife: Effie Collins Holmes,
Pallbearers will be Craig Summerford, Bobby Summerford, Alton Holmes, Nathan Jacobs, Ray Roberson and Charles Phillips. Honorary Pallbearers will be Ronald Franklin, Thomas Vaughn, Billy Holmes and Euell Bradley.
The family extends special thanks to the Nurses and Staff of the Altoona Rehab and Nursing home.