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A lifelong resident of the Ava community Jerry Landon Holman, son of Lathern A. Holman and Larna Beatrice Dotson Holman, was born on April 30, 1937 in Ava, and went home to be with his Lord on Sept. 16, 2007 in Heart of the Ozarks HealthCare Center, Ava, at the age of 70.
Jerry was a lifelong resident of the Ava community. He was a Christian and a member of the First Southern Baptist Church, Ava. Jerry worked at many different jobs in Ava. He was employed with the Avalon Theatre and the Dairy Queen for several years. He also had worked at hauling hay and coal, and he also mowed yards for almost everyone in Ava. Jerry loved people and they loved him. He enjoyed working and was adored by his family. To Jerry’s great-great-nieces and nephews, he had always referred to them as “his grandchildren.” He loved them dearly. Jerry’s smiling face will be missed but never forgotten.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Charles Donald Holman, and one great-niece, Shelly Heinlein Fesler.
He is survived by one sister, Naomi Stephens, Ava; niece and nephew, Dewayne and Mary “Winky” Stephens and Charlotte and Leonard Koop; three great-nephews, Steven and Jennifer Heinlein, Shannon and Shelby Koop, and Shane Koop; four great-great-nieces and nephews, Gracie Lynn and Cory Ray Heinlein, and Shaelynn and Cohen Koop; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services for Jerry were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, with the Pastors Tom Maples and Bobby Page officiating. Interment followed in the Ava Cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. with prayer led by Pastor Dwight Wilson. The family requests memorials to the family as a love offering in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneral home.com.