Jackie Jo Holmes

March 6, 1948January 10, 2021

Jackie Holmes, 72, of Van Buren, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2021 at her home. She was born March 6, 1948 in Mulberry to Ralph and Ruth Rouw. She was retired from Fort Chaffee, and was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Sandra Smith; and a brother, David Rouw.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry of the home; a daughter, Angela Wroten and husband Steve of Greenwood; a son, Brad Holmes and wife Serena of Van Buren; four sisters, Vicki Brantley, Sheri Martin, Candy Fraley, and Jennifer Kelly, all of Van Buren; and six grandchildren.

Cremation is under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren, AR. A private committal of ashes will be at Fairview Cemetery.


  • Private Burial of Ashes


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Sheila Dyer

January 13, 2021

Jackie was a childhood friend. We lived next door to each other in the Oak Grove community and played together frequently and even wrote our very first (and I might add only) mystery novel. My sixth grade teacher, Miss Elsie, even let me read it in class! So many great memories of a great friend. We both grew up, married, and each had a son at about the same time - Brad and Rod. Now they have grown up and have sons of their own. My prayers are with her husband, children, and sisters.

Sheila Daugherty Dyer

Kathy Hicks

January 12, 2021

I will always remember how nice and friendly and helpful Jackie was when I was first re-hired at Fort Chaffee in Engineers. A lot of people didn't want me there because they wanted Jackie to get the job I was hired for. I didn't know she was in line for it. But she was the first to tell me she was glad I was there and showed me the ropes. We became good friends and worked well together. We both talked a lot about our kids. She was so proud of Brad and told me about Angela being the first born baby of the year. I had to transfer to Louisiana in 1993 and that was the last contact we had but I often thought about how sweet she was. My sister passed away in '92 and Jackie heard about it though I was working in another office. We talked on the phone and I knew she felt my feelings. She was a dear lady.