Rival O. Shaw Holmes, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Sunday, June 23rd, 2013 at Harton Regional Medical Center at the age of 94.
Mrs. Holmes was born in Winchester to the late Ruben and Viola Gray Oakley.
She was a member of the Shaw Temple Community Church.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Holmes is preceded in death by her first husband, Buford Shaw; three brothers, Victor Hugo Oakley, Clayton Oakley and Descartes “Dexter” Oakley; four sisters, Ector Odessa Scott, Annie Fletcher, Ruth Humphrey and Cecile Oakley; one son-in-law, Pastor George Lewis; one daughter-in-law, Cynthia Shaw; one granddaughter, Jennifer Warner; two special nephews, Marvin Sidney Oakley and Arthur Oakley; and one special niece, Dorothy Borders.
She is survived by her husband, Tennyson Holmes of Tullahoma; one daughter, Evangelist Beverly Lewis of Tullahoma; two sons, Dexter Eugene Wellington and his wife Louise of Tullahoma and Wayne Shaw Sr. of Tullahoma; eleven grandchildren, Dr. Beverly Renee Lewis of Tullahoma, Lisa G. Lewis Esq. of Alexandria, Virginia, Wayne Shaw Jr. and his wife Michelle of Cottondale, AL, Shaunna Shaw Doss and her husband James of Tullahoma, Maurice Shaw and his wife Jamie of Tullahoma, Tia Shaw of Tullahoma, Timmy Young, Ann Pigg and her husband Cedric of Lewisburg, TN, Regina Gray and her husband Thomas of Tullahoma, Lynn Corn and her husband Lydell of Tullahoma, and Jeffery Terry of Tullahoma ; twelve great-grandchildren, Vincent, Zachary, Jaylen, Haleigh, Kanaesha, Monique, O’Neal, Brechelle, Briasen, Russell, Melvin and Tiffany; four great-great-grandchildren, Edwin, Anastasia, Alijah and Jayda; and two special nephews, Earl Hickerson and Troy Burnette.
Visitation for Mrs. Holmes will be held on Saturday, June 29th, 2013 at Kilgore Funeral Home from 12:30-2:00pm with the funeral service to immediately follow in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00pm with Pastor C.H. Douglas and Bishop George Adebanjo officiating.
Pallbearers for Mrs. Holmes will be her grandsons and great grandsons.
Kilgore Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.