Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home

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James Holland

January 20, 1941January 16, 2020

James M. Holland, 78, of Axton passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2020. He was born January 20, 1941 in Greensboro, NC, to the late Drewry Willard Holland and Eula Clark Holland Shelton.

In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his brother, Willard Dudley "Bill" Holland, and sister, Mildred H. Lawrence.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; Daughters, Sharon H. White (David) and Shelby Marie Holland; granddaughters, Savanna James Holland and Shailey Grace Holland; sister, Frances H. Bledsoe and brother, Bobby M. Holland (Linda).

James retired as a supervisor from DuPont.

A private graveside service will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Axton Community Volunteer Fire Department, 55 Mountain Valley Rd., Axton, VA 24054 or to the Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 7174 Mountain Valley Rd., Axton, VA 24054.

Arrangements are by McKee-Stone Funeral Home, Martinsville, VA. To express condolences online, please visit www.collinsmckeestonemartinsville.com.


  • Drewry Willard Holland, Father (deceased)
  • Eula Clark Holland Shelton, Mother (deceased)
  • Carolyn Holland, Wife
  • Sharon H. White (David), Daughter
  • Shelby Marie Holland, Daughter
  • Savanna James Holland, Granddaughter
  • Shailey Grace Holland, Granddaughter
  • Willard Dudley "Bill" Holland, Brother (deceased)
  • Bobby M. Holland (Linda), Brother
  • Mildred H. Lawrence, Sister (deceased)
  • Frances H. Bledsoe, Sister

  • Axton Community Volunteer Fire Department
  • Mount Vernon Baptist Church


  • Private Funeral Service Saturday, January 18, 2020


James Holland

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Crystal Neal

January 18, 2020

James was a great guy! It was a privilege to get to know him this past few months. His family are in my prayers.

Gaynell Hardie

January 18, 2020

Carolyn, So sorry to hear of Jimmy passing. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. We worked together for many years and was happy to have him in the family. I know you will miss him. Gaynell Robertson Hardie

Kermit and Faye Garrett

January 18, 2020

I am sorry to hear of James passing I always thought of Him as soft spoken and a nice man. Our deepest sympathy to all of Holland Family. Kermit and Faye Garrett

Carolyn Rodgers

January 18, 2020

So sorry for your loss. May GOD bless and comfort the entire family. Carolyn Robertson Rodgers

Mark Minter

January 17, 2020

So sorry to hear about Jimmy. He was a good man and always great to talk to. Whenever I was at the rental house he'd drive that golf cart over to see what was wrong and then give me 3 names of people who could fix it... and every time I'd end up staying around just to listen to him tell stories about him and papa from 30-40 years ago! He will definitely be missed...

Roger and linda Smith

January 17, 2020

So sorry to hear of Jimmy’s passing, our thoughts and prayers to the family now and the days ahead.

Linda Crabtree

January 17, 2020

My sincere sympathy with your loss. May God give you comfort and peace.

LPHS Class of 88

January 17, 2020

We would like you to know that we are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.

Fannie Amos

January 17, 2020

So sorry for your loss of Jimmy Holland, he was such a good man and loved his family and his beautiful wife Carolyn. Prayers for family

Brenda Wilson

January 17, 2020

Carolyn, Shelby and Sharon you all have my deepest sympathy on the death of Jimmy. He was a good man who was a great spouse, dad and grandfather. It will not be easy (as I so recently know) but with God's grace and the prayers of many you will make it through your heart break. Love and prayers, Brenda Wilson