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“Mrs. Holmes, I'm so sorry for your loss. I just found out this past week, and I wanted you to know that I missed you both so much. He was a...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Mechelle Weyer - Paragould, AR

“Maurice was a Fine fellow and a GOOD friend!! I worked with him at Weems and Thompson Pharmacy in Monette until I went into the Air Force. I...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: James "Rocky" Bridges - Nashville, TN

“Will never forget him and his cigar. Many prayers and much love. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Sheila Maynard Ward - Blytheville, AR

“We are so sorry for your lose. Keeping you in our prayers, and asking God to give you comfort. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Larry and Gaye Rolland - monette, AR

“So many wonderful great memories of growing up and having so much fun when I played at your house all those years. My prayers are with you all. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Vicki Redman - Bentonville, AR

“Maurice was a kind, and sweet man that will be missed greatly. Prayers for the whole family. We had alot of good laughs together. Sorry I couldn't...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Jim, Marilyn Hlomes - Wentzville, MO

“I'm so sorry for your loss, but I know he is having a wonderful time seeing his family in heaven. Your family has been a blessing to me. Only God...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Gwen E. Anderson - Searcy , AR

“Holmes family, My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time of sadness. May God comfort you and all your happy memories of Maurice...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Pam Mangrum - Monette, AR


Monette- Maurice Holmes, 81, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House.

He was born on November 30, 1930 at Delfore to the late Allie and Maudie McPherson Holmes. Mr. Holmes started working for cotton gins when he was fourteen years old and retired from the Monette Co-op Gin as a foreman and ginner in 2006 after 45 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Monette a member of the Monette Senior Citizens Center a volunteer for the NEA area on aging and an honorary member of the Arkansas Sheriffs Youth Ranch. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be remembered for his love of hunting, fishing and collecting arrow heads.

He is survived by his wife, Opal Estelle Holmes; two daughters and their husbands, Vicki and Jerry Hanna of Monette and Maurcia "Marti" and Rodney Robertson of Leachville; three grandchildren, Shawn Nance and wife Heather of Monette, Brannah Barrett of Jonesboro and Forrest Robertson of Leachville; two great-grandchildren, Aiden and Wriley Nance of Monette

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, A.J. "Buddy" Holmes and Charles Mack Holmes as well as three sisters Jewel Lee Holmes, Maura Brinkley and Martha Thomas

A celebration of his life will be 2:00 pm Sunday November 18, 2012 at Monette First Baptist Church with Rev. Rusty Bird and Bro William Piercy officiating. Interment will follow at Monette Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 pm, Saturday evening at the Gregg Funeral Home.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Dennis Cobb, Kenny Jackson, Bob Blankenship, Barry Wells, Gordon Miller and Ted Finley. Honorary pallbearers will be Ralph Wells and members and former members of the Monette Senior Life Center.

Lasting memorials may be sent to an organization of your choice.

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