Prior Obituaries



Debbie Holmes


Debbie S. Holmes, age 54, of Malvern, died Saturday, June 17, 2017.  She was born on January 10, 1963 in Malvern, to Otis Wilbur (Homer) Holmes and the late Dortha Pierson Gilliland.  Reared and educated in Malvern and Hot Springs, she was an honor graduate at Lakeside High School, where she also reigned as Homecoming Queen.  She later graduated from Hendrix College, also with honors.  Her career included a position with the Marsh Corporation, as Chief Financial Officer.  Debbie was a Baptist by denomination and loved her Lord.

She is survived by her father, Otis (Homer) Holmes of Malvern; her brother, Don W. Holmes of Hot Springs; two sisters, DiAnne Scarpa and her husband, David of New Jersey, and Samantha Holmes of Malvern; and by several nieces and nephews.

Debbie was also preceded in death by a sister, Darla Teel.

A memorial service will be held at one o’clock Tuesday afternoon, June 20, 2017 in the chapel of J. A. Funk Funeral Home with Pastor Scott Efird officiating.

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