Melmo Elvin Holleman

March 14, 1923March 20, 2014

Melmo Elvin Holleman, 91, of Fort Smith passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014 in his home. He was born March 14, 1923 in Boles, AR to John and Susie Parsons Holleman. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II, a retired business owner and a cattle farmer. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Ruth Stinnett Holleman of the Home; one son, Stanley and wife Vicky Holleman of Fort Smith; two granddaughters, Libby Lee and husband David, and Dusty Colburn and husband Jamie; five great grandchildren, Drake and Stone Lee, Sage, Salem, and Sawyer Colburn all of Fort Smith; two sisters, Merle Pryor of CA., and Charlene Watkins of Waldron, AR; and two brothers, Valton Holleman of Boles, AR and Howard Holleman of Parks, AR. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Monard and B.C. Holleman. Pallbearers will be Drake Lee, Stone Lee, Sawyer Colburn, Mike Burchett, and Richard Dillard. Private Family graveside will be held in the U.S. National Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Mercy Hospice 7301 Rogers Avenue Fort Smith, AR 72903 To sign an online guestbook visit


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April 2, 2014

We are sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Cleta Johnson and Carolyn Greene

Roger Hall

March 24, 2014

I knew Mr. Holleman from being the batboy for Kerwins when Stanley and my brother David played for them. He always treated me like I was part of the team. I'll never forget that about him.

Dixie Geren

March 24, 2014

Ruth, Stan, Vicky and family....I was so saddened today to read of Mel's passing! Tho its been a number of years since I've seen you, I couldn't help but remember ALL the years of knowing your family, and I still smile and think of you whenever I pass the store on Grand. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tom & Trish Heiss

March 24, 2014

Stan & Vicky, we are so sorry to read of your Dad's passing. He was a really nice man, and I always knew where Stan got his good character. He will be in our thoughts and prayers. Tom & Trish of Maine.

March 23, 2014

Stanley me and my wife linda wanted to say how sorry we are too here of your dads passing though we never met him we know you and know your a fine man and that your dad left a good legacy are condolence's to you and your family, Harry and linda torres....