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OBITUARY

Kloma Holland

March 1, 1935October 29, 2019
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Kloma Holland, 84, passed away October 29, 2019 in Fort Smith, AR. She was born March 1, 1935 in Rayle, Georgia to the late L. E. and Pauline Boatwright Barnes.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, James Barnes and Larry Barnes; her sisters, Vera Springer, Betty Jo Gaines, and Myrtle Little; and her great-grandson, Bryce Moore Dunlap, and recently her best school friend, Clezell Harwell.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Roy Holland; two daughters, Susan Bell and husband, David, of San Antonio, TX and Sherri Fry and husband, Brad, of Fayetteville, AR; one son, Greg Holland of Fort Smith; one sister, Jean Truelove and husband, Hoover, of Gainesville, GA; three brothers–in-law, Joe Little of Gainesville, GA, Jose Torres of Gainesville, GA, and Ray Holland of Clarkesville, GA; grandchildren, Rachel Moore and partner, Hardin Young, Ryan Moore, Megan Dizicheh and husband Zach, Blake McDonald, Nicholas Fry and wife, Chase, Claire Holland, Calli Holland and partner, Skip Keyton; great-grandchildren, Peyton Holland Schratz, Hadleigh Belle Dizicheh and Milleigh Kloma Dizicheh; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends all over the country.

Kloma was delivered by her paternal grandmother "Big Mama" and was the middle child of seven. Raised in her father's childhood home in Clermont, Georgia, Kloma was a farm girl who worked every aspect of the farm alongside her father - driving all the farm equipment including the logging truck, milking the cows and feeding the animals. At 14, although unlicensed, Kloma drove the school bus on Sundays picking up and returning her fellow churchgoers. In school, she was an excellent student and basketball player and participated in several clubs and acted in plays.

At about three years old, Kloma developed scarlet fever which changed her hair from curly to "stick straight". She was baptized at the age of twelve in the Jones's fish pond and attended Clermont schools. Roy Holland transferred to her school in the 9th grade as his school did not offer high school grades. Kloma caught his eye because she acted more mature than the other girls and carried herself like a lady. Their senior year they were voted the couple "Most Likely to Live on a Hill".

Kloma graduated from high school and after completing two years at Creighton Business College, she began her banking career and they were married at their preacher's home. As they built their first home and started their family, Kloma was a homemaker, wife and mother; no one loved their family more than Kloma.They moved to Fort Smith, Arkansas in 1970 and enjoyed many friendships while they raised their children, attended East Side Baptist Church and eventually started a business. Kloma enjoyed flowers, golfing, traveling, telling stories, playing card games, working puzzles, and most of all sitting and visiting with friends and family. Kloma was a devoted, loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by everyone who loves her.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Dewberry Baptist Church #1, c/o 5807 Henson Road, Gainesville, GA 30506.

Visitation will be Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 2-4 PM at Edwards Funeral Home. Cremation is under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be sent to www.edwardsfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Roy Holland, Husband of 65 years
  • Susan Bell and husband David, Daughter
  • Sherri Fry and husband Brad, Daughter
  • Greg Holland, Son
  • L. E. and Pauline Boatwright Barnes, Parents (deceased)
  • Vera Springer, Sister (deceased)
  • Betty Jo Gaines, Sister (deceased)
  • Myrtle Little, Sister (deceased)
  • Jean Truelove and husband Hoover, Sister
  • Larry Barnes, Brother (deceased)
  • James Barnes, Brother (deceased)
  • Joe Little, Brother-in-law
  • Jose Torres, Brother-in-law
  • Ray Holland, Brother-in-law
  • Rachel Moore and partner Hardin Young, Grandchild
  • Ryan Moore, Grandchild
  • Megan Dizicheh and husband Zach, Grandchild
  • Blake McDonald, Grandchild
  • Nicholas Fry and wife Chase, Grandchild
  • Claire Holland, Grandchild
  • Calli Holland and partner Skip Keyton, Grandchild
  • Bryce Moore Dunlap, Great Grandchild (deceased)
  • Peyton Holland Schratz, Great Grandchild
  • Hadleigh Belle Dizicheh, Great Grandchild
  • Milleigh Kloma Dizicheh, Great Grandchild
  • Clezell Harwell, Best school friend (deceased)
  • Kloma is also survived by her many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends all over the country.
  • DONATIONS

  • Dewberry Baptist Church #1

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, November 2, 2019

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Paul & Paula Lemieux

October 31, 2019

To Roy Holland & Family from Paul & Paula Lemieux

Just received word of Kloma's passing. We will always treasure the many wonderful golfing trips, tournaments, parties and all the happy times we shared. Kloma was a wonderful & cherished friend & ALWAYS A LADY. We will miss her & share the void that her passing leaves. Our thoughts & prayers are with you, Roy, & with your family. With love, Paula & Paul

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Biography

Kloma Holland, 84, passed away October 29, 2019 in Fort Smith, AR. She was born March 1, 1935 in Rayle, Georgia to the late L. E. and Pauline Boatwright Barnes.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, James Barnes and Larry Barnes; her sisters, Vera Springer, Betty Jo Gaines, and Myrtle Little; and her great-grandson, Bryce Moore Dunlap, and recently her best school friend, Clezell Harwell.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Roy Holland; two daughters, Susan Bell and husband, David, of San Antonio, TX and Sherri Fry and husband, Brad, of Fayetteville, AR; one son, Greg Holland of Fort Smith; one sister, Jean Truelove and husband, Hoover, of Gainesville, GA; three brothers–in-law, Joe Little of Gainesville, GA, Jose Torres of Gainesville, GA, and Ray Holland of Clarkesville, GA; grandchildren, Rachel Moore and partner, Hardin Young, Ryan Moore, Megan Dizicheh and husband Zach, Blake McDonald, Nicholas Fry and wife, Chase, Claire Holland, Calli Holland and partner, Skip Keyton; great-grandchildren, Peyton Holland Schratz, Hadleigh Belle Dizicheh and Milleigh Kloma Dizicheh; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends all over the country.

Kloma was delivered by her paternal grandmother "Big Mama" and was the middle child of seven. Raised in her father's childhood home in Clermont, Georgia, Kloma was a farm girl who worked every aspect of the farm alongside her father - driving all the farm equipment including the logging truck, milking the cows and feeding the animals. At 14, although unlicensed, Kloma drove the school bus on Sundays picking up and returning her fellow churchgoers. In school, she was an excellent student and basketball player and participated in several clubs and acted in plays.

At about three years old, Kloma developed scarlet fever which changed her hair from curly to "stick straight". She was baptized at the age of twelve in the Jones's fish pond and attended Clermont schools. Roy Holland transferred to her school in the 9th grade as his school did not offer high school grades. Kloma caught his eye because she acted more mature than the other girls and carried herself like a lady. Their senior year they were voted the couple "Most Likely to Live on a Hill".

Kloma graduated from high school and after completing two years at Creighton Business College, she began her banking career and they were married at their preacher's home. As they built their first home and started their family, Kloma was a homemaker, wife and mother; no one loved their family more than Kloma.They moved to Fort Smith, Arkansas in 1970 and enjoyed many friendships while they raised their children, attended East Side Baptist Church and eventually started a business. Kloma enjoyed flowers, golfing, traveling, telling stories, playing card games, working puzzles, and most of all sitting and visiting with friends and family. Kloma was a devoted, loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by everyone who loves her.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Dewberry Baptist Church #1, c/o 5807 Henson Road, Gainesville, GA 30506.

Visitation will be Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 2-4 PM at Edwards Funeral Home. Cremation is under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be sent to www.edwardsfuneralhome.com