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Paula Gail Holt

January 15, 1959October 12, 2020

Paula Gail Holt, 61, of Monroe, Oklahoma passed away Monday, October 12, 2020 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a retired librarian and a believer in Jesus Christ.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m., Thursday, October 15 at Monroe City Cemetery under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Holt; three sons, Benjamin Woods and spouse, Elizabeth, John Paul Woods and spouse, Sam and Charles “Chaz” Holt; her father, James Malvin Newman; two brothers, Tony Newman and spouse, Mary and Gary Newman and four grandchildren, Oliver, Zoe, Elliot and Josie Gail Woods. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mildred Beatrice Newman.

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  • Mrs. Holt is survived by her husband, Charles Holt; three sons, Benjamin Woods and spouse, Elizabeth, John Paul Woods and spouse, Sam and Charles “Chaz” Holt; her father, James Malvin Newman; two brothers, Tony Newman and spouse, Mary and Gary Newman and four grandchildren, Oliver, Zoe, Elliot and Josie Gail Woods. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mildred Beatrice Newman.

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    Thursday, October 15, 2020

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Kay Pluta

October 19, 2020

I have so many happy memories of our days together in Oklahoma. Our boys were always together. I could always count on Polly for good conversation and a laugh. She was a wonderful neighbor and great friend. I was so shocked by this news. My deepest condolences to Chaz, Charlie, Paul, Ben, and all the family.

Kim Fergason

October 18, 2020

Who wouldn’t want to be remembered for their exuberant smile and genuineness?!?! Prayers for Polly’s family... makes my heart ache.
Polly was one of the first to greet and catch us each Sunday when we first began attending Bridgeway Church in OKC.❤️

Karen Goltry

October 15, 2020

We met Polly at Josie’s 1st Birthday Party. She was so sweet and friendly. We’re saddened to hear of her sudden passing. We’ll be praying for you all.

Tammy Hillhouse

October 15, 2020

I can hear her precious laugh even now. Greg and I are so sorry for your loss Charlie. What a beautiful lady.

Carolyn Hall

October 14, 2020

Still in shock after hearing the news regarding my sweet, kind, and loving cousin. There are countless memories growing up together.
Polly was always fun to be with, because she had the pony and lived on a farm! Always thought she was smart and very talented when it came to playing her piano and singing. Her laugh and smile was contagious, so we did a lot of laughing. Another memory that comes to mind is anytime Polly would get excited or surprised about something she would say, "Go-o-o-lly".

Praying that God will give you strength, peace, and the comfort your heart needs, and may the memories of our loved one shine forever.

Sue Loggains

October 14, 2020

I am having trouble believing this wonderful woman of God is no longer with us here on earth....If you knew Polly you loved her, someone said in a previous memory how when they first met her it was like they always knew her. I had the same feeling. Her personality was such that she made you feel welcomed, important, listened to and loved any time you were around her. We love you Polly and keep things straightened out in Heaven until we meet you there. Pure Love. ❤️ SL

Pam Wilson

October 14, 2020

Polly was probably my closest cousin-literally- since we grew up only 6 miles from each other. Just this last weekend we brought some friends with us from Texas. Polly and Uncle Mal rode with us on the mountain. Later that night,Polly and Charlie came over to the cabin and ate and played games with all of us. We laughed and told stories of us growing up. Her laugh will be missed. I am so thankful for that weekend with her.

Maxine Busbee

October 14, 2020

I am so saddened by Polly’s passing! I shall never forget the first time I met her. It was at Paul and Larende’s wedding shower, and it was like we had always known each other! Since that time, we’ve had different occasions to be together, always with the same experience. One of my favorite memories of Polly was when she sang at Paul and Larendé’s wedding. I had never heard the song before, and it was so special. This was one special lady!

May each of you receive comfort as you go on in life without your wife, your mother, and grandmother.

Kim Haskett

October 13, 2020

Polly was my best friend. We met 27 years ago. We both knew God let his meet for a reason. We were both single moms at the time and needed each other’s support daily. We laughed, cried, prayed and laughed some more. If you knew Polly you knew her beautiful laugh! We had so many wonderful memories through the years. Polly taught me a lot about being still and enjoying the moment. Polly loved Jesus and loved her family. I will miss her terribly. I loved her like a sister but will see her again!

Karla Holt

October 13, 2020

What a beautiful lady of Christian Faith, Polly was a classmate of the Poteau High School and we were classmates together. She was a very sweet young lady that I respected and looked up too when she came from Monroe. It was so good to see her a couple of years ago when she had returned back to her home roots. I recognized her as soon as she spoke with that soft voice and that smile with laughter. We pray for the family at this time to be strong. We all loved Polly.

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