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Geraldine Grace Holley

January 16, 1925 — October 18, 2021

Geraldine Grace Holley

Geraldine Grace Holley, born January 16, 1925 to Milburn Joshua Haley and Effie Mae (Raines) Haley in Elmore City, Oklahoma died peacefully in her sleep, October 18, 2021, at The Wexford House, Kingsport, Tennessee.

On December 4, 1946, Jerry married the love of her life, Harold J Holley from New Britain, Ct. She was a relief Western Union telegraph operator and Harold was stationed at Ft Hood, Texas. From this union they had two daughters, Karen Lorenz and Bonnie Holley and raised one son, Christopher Holley Theakston. Geraldine and Harold spent their last 18 years with family in Kingsport, Tennessee

Geraldine and Harold raised their children in Monahans and Brownwood, Texas. She was an incredible cook and led the Food Ministry in her church. Jerry would open her pantry any odd hour to feed people in need. She also volunteered her time at area nursing homes. She also served as Noble Grand of the Daughters of Rebekah and served as Den Mother of Boy Scouts of America. Geraldine was a member of Christ Fellowship Church, Kingsport, Tennessee and enjoyed serving Christ throughout her life. She was a talented and gifted seamstress, and created some beautiful wedding gowns designed and made by her.

She was predeceased by her husband, Harold; parents, MJ and Effie Haley of Lamesa, Texas; and siblings, Hazel Menix of Sand, Texas, Mildra Turner of Tecumseh, Oklahoma, Wilburn (WC) Haley of Sweetwater, Texas, Overa Deal of Tecumseh, Oklahoma and Clifford (Cliff) Haley of Seminole, Texas.

Geraldine leaves behind her two daughters, Karen Lorenz of Alabama, Bonnie Holley and Chris Holley Theakston of the home in Kingsport, TN; grandchildren, J C Smith of Alabama, Monica Schirm (Jeff) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Rick Aslin (Jennifer) of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina and Russell Looney, Kingsport, TN; great-grandchildren, Mia and Julia Schirm, Nicholas Smith, Austin, Avrey and Savanah Looney, Bentley Aslin and Davis Aslin; and several beloved nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Monday, October 25, 2021 at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral. The graveside services for the family will follow at 1:00 pm at Mountain Home National Cemetery, where she will be rejoined with her husband, Harold. Pastor Derek Harden will be officiating.

The family would like to thank The Wexford House for all the love and care they gave to our beloved Geraldine and her family for the last 3 years, also Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home for showing our family dignity and compassion at the time of our deepest sorrow.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

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Past Services


Monday, October 25, 2021

10:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern time)

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport

Kingsport, TN

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Graveside Service

Monday, October 25, 2021

Starts at 1:00pm (Eastern time)

Mountain Home National Cemetery

53 Memorial Ave, Johnson City, TN 37604

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