8/9/14 —– Melrose H. Holder

Funeral services for Mrs. Melrose H. Holder, age 95, of Pelham, TN, will be conducted at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. De Hennessee and Miriam Seyler officiating.

Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Holder passed away Sunday, August 3 at True Care Living Center in Palestine, TX. 

Mrs. Holder was born in Pelham, TN, the daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Bessie Meeks Hamby.

Melrose graduated from Grundy County High School and attended MTSU for 2 years, followed by teaching for a few years. She was a member of the Future Homemakers of America and the Pelham United Methodist Church, where she enjoyed singing in the choir. Melrose lived in Tullahoma, TN until 1982, when she moved in with her sister, Jewell Goodman, and together, they operated Pelham Food Market. She also helped her sister, Jewell, run the farm after her brother-in-law, Lude Goodman passed away. She loved children and growing her favorite roses. 

In addition to her parents, Melrose was also preceded in death by her husband, H.E. “Jug” Holder, whom she married in 1951; one brother, Hagan Hamby; and two sisters, Nana Lou Hamby Meeks and Jewell Hamby Goodman.

She is survived by one son, Edward Donovan (Patricia) Holder of Murfreesboro, TN; one daughter, Rosalyn (Dr. Charles) Bennett of Palestine, TX; one grandchild, Alicia (Jim) Halbert; two great grandchildren, Reid and Kathryn Halbert; niece, Joy Meeks (Fred) Yarbro; nephew, Grant Meeks; and great niece, Brittany Yarbo.

Manchester Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.flower7