Iris Mae Holman, 82, of Jasper, Tennessee, passed from this life, on November 28, 2017, to be with those that have gone before her.
Iris has been a resident of Jasper for 23 years. She was born on Dec. 19, 1934 in North Carolina. She was one of eight children, and the oldest daughter. She married James S. Holman on Aug. 28, 1951. They moved to Detroit, Mi. in 1955, where they retired from their jobs in 1986. They returned to Sparta N.C., built a home and lived there until 1994 when they moved to Tennessee. Iris is a two time cancer survivor and was diagnosed with dementia in 2012. In 2016 she moved into The Lantern at Morning Pointe, an assisted living facility for dementia patients. She was dearly loved by all her caretakers there.
Iris was proceeded in death by her parents, Dewey and Virgie Mortez; her husband, James S. Holman; daughter, Diana Hartsoe; and brothers, Edward, Lester, Eston, James and Alfred Moretz.
Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Joyce L. Payne; grandchildren, Todd A. (Crystal) Edwards of Advance, N.C., James M. Edwards (Jenny Shrum), Regina M. (Matthew) Walker, Austin (Alexandra) Payne, all of Jasper; sisters, Carol Turner and Peggy Lopez of Morganton, N.C., and several great-grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews; also Mary Cameron and Leandra Scott.
Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 1, from 5-8 p.m. CST and Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. CST.
There will be a graveside service at Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens where Iris will be laid to rest beside her husband on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Billy Watkins officiating. There will be a meal and gathering for family and friends following the graveside service at the Kimball Church of Christ.
The family request no flowers, but would love for donations in memory of her to be made to the Alzheimer’s foundation or to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are by Tate Funeral Home.