Eva Effie Smith Holmes, 95 and six months of age, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at Norris Health and Rehab in Anderson, TN. She was born on December 29, 1921 in Jonesville, Lee County, VA in a log cabin built by her father. She attended the Methodist Church and had been a homemaker.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Henderson Holmes; daughter, Yvonne Biggerstaff; son-in-law, Ronald Medley; brothers and sisters and their spouses, Carletta "Leda" and Tolbert "Tom" Estep, Ruth Alice and Jack Yeary, James Cawood "JC" and Aline Price Smith, Lena Nancy and Shadrack "Shad" Fields, Bascom Campbell and Margaret Bryant Smith, Alpha Omega and James Huskey and Carrie Lee and Hubert Sutphin.
Survivors include her children and their spouses, James Oscar and Doris Panizo Holmes, Dona Glenda Medley Holmes, Jasper Keith and Linda Starnes Holmes, Leonard Lewis and Gloria Adkins Holmes; son-in-law, Merle Biggerstaff. She loved all her grandchildren and made each one feel special; Judy and David Arentson, James and Melissa Cash, Michael and Lena Biggerstaff Holmes, Robin and Kevin Goings, Duane and Jamie Biggerstaff, Lisa and Jerry Ramsey, Ronald and Sheila Medley, Ursula and George Dismang, Dustin Holmes, Tammy and Phillip Goodin, Vanessa and Charles Akers, Melanie and James Posey; great-grandchildren, Crystal Arentson, Michael Arentson, April Holmes, Mila Holmes, Joshua Armstrong, Alicia Goings, Ashley Goings, Casey White, Eric Biggerstaff, Olivia Biggerstaff, Willy Buskuehl, Jr., Brandon Buskuehl, Kecia Albers, Ronald Medley, Eva Medley, Aurora Gentry, Elijah Gentry, Phillip Goodin, Whitney Goodin, Emily Goodin, Chasity Akers, Cody Akers, Holly Akers and Westley Posey; great-great-grandchildren, Kevin Arentson, Angela Morris, Nolan Etling, Ava Lozano, Addison Lozano, Leo Palmer, Londyn Palmer, Johnathan Goodin, Khloe Goodin, Brantley McVey, Ryder McVey, Baby Girl Jackson (due in August), Brayden James and Braelyn James and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Services will be at 3:00 PM Monday at the Bethel United Methodist Church on Sugar Run in Jonesville with Rev. David Gibson. Music will be by the church choir. Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery at Jonesville. Pallbearers will be Ron Medley, Josh Armstrong, Brandon Buskuehl, Phillip Wayne Goodin, Cody Akers and Westley Posey.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 7 until 9 PM at the Arnett & Steele Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Pineville, which is honored to serve the Holmes Family. Light a memorial candle and sign the guest register at www.arnettsteele.com.

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