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Collier-Butler Funeral Home

824 Rainbow Drive, Gadsden, AL

OBITUARY

Deborah "Debby" Holcomb

June 11, 1952July 27, 2020
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Memorial services will be Friday, July 31st, 2020, beginning promptly at 11:00 a.m., at Collier-Butler Chapel for Deborah “Debby” Holcomb, 68, of Gadsden, who passed away Monday, July 27th, 2020. Rev. Curtis Scott will officiate. Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services. Debby is preceded in death by her parents, L.B. and Mary Nell Couch; sisters, Laura Couch, Karla Berry, and Angie Couch. Survivors include her husband, Richey “Rip” Holcomb; sons, Jeffery Gilbert, Jarrod Gilbert, Jason Gilbert, and Dane (Jennifer) Holcomb; 7 grandchildren, great granddaughter, Adeline Gilbert; sister, Rosemary Couch; special aunt, Paula Huff; and a host of uncles, nieces, and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to St. James Catholic School (700 Albert Rains Blvd., Gadsden, AL 35901 or www.stjamesgadsden.org) or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105 or www.stjude.org). The family would like to express a special thanks to the staff of Encompass Hospice, especially Sharon Owen, Jamie Moore, and Tanya Eschmann. Due to COVID-19, the family requests no visitation.

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  • Memorial Service

    Friday, July 31, 2020

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Deborah Pullen

July 30, 2020

Wow! We have lost a sweet, kind, lady and friend! This lady showed more kindness and love to those around her than anyone I have ever met. Her smile and those beautiful , talking eyes of her will forever be in our hearts. I so appreciate all the kind words she encouraged me with, all the optimism and positivity she displayed to each of us. I remember well working with her a Doctors Med Care. She showed and displayed true love and care to everyone, regardless of culture, color or socioeconomic status. Debby was a great encourager. Heaven has gained. We have lost. Bless you all with God's peace, comfort, and understanding.

Karen Couch Payton

July 29, 2020

To all of Debby's family - Debby was my 1st cousin and the only cousin I ever lived right next to when we were little kids before her family moved back to Alabama. She, me and Karla enjoyed playing together when we were just 3-5 years old. I remember visiting her as teens and trying to keep up with each other as we grew into adults. I always loved her and knew she struggled with MS. I loved seeing the photos of her. The photo I attached was from 1954 when we were both 2. Prayers for comfort to all of you from us in Texas.

Karen (Couch) & Steve Payton & Aunt Wanda Couch

Teresa Garmon

July 29, 2020

Prayers for your family sweet lad. I am sad to hear this news. R.I.P.

Gary Wood

July 29, 2020

Rip,
I’m saddened to here of Debby’s passing. Deepest condolences. Rest In Peace Debby.
G. Wood

Jerry Tuck

July 28, 2020

Richey we are so sorry for your loss. Kathy and my prayers will be for God's grace for you and your family. Love you my friend.

Gwen Bonner

July 28, 2020

My heartfelt condolences to you Richey, the family and friends as you mourn the loss of your wife, mother, grandmother, your loved one.

May you cherish the memories and the love Debby left in your heart.

Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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