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William Edward

June 21, 1937 – September 17, 2018

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Obituary for William Edward Holmes

Mr. William Edward Holmes, 81, of 840 River Hill Road, Statesville, passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018, at Iredell Memorial Hospital. He was born in Iredell County on June 21, 1937, and was the son of the late Henry Vernell Holmes and Christine Turner Holmes.

“Bro” as he was affectionately called, was educated in the Iredell County School System and attended Mitchell Community College. He was baptized at The First Baptist Church where he served faithfully for many years, later moving his membership to Community Baptist Church. He was married to Phyllis Elaine McClain Holmes, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by two sons, Reggie and Kermit Holmes; a daughter, Kimberly Sherrill; two brothers, Henry and Fred Holmes and a sister, Peggy Holmes Gibbs.

He leaves to cherish the memory of his life, two sons, Dexter Holmes and Rev. Michael (Detra) McClain, both of Charlotte; one daughter, Shelia (Bernard Heaggans) Holmes of Statesville; a daughter-in-law, Wanda Stevenson Holmes of Charlotte; a sister, Mary Culbertson of Statesville; a grandson that was raised in the home, Travis Holmes; a sister-in-law, Sally Pass Holmes of Statesville; a brother-in-law of Tommy Lee McWhorter of Statesville; grandchildren, Nicole, Kevin, Cortney, Rosalinde, Chris, Kendall (Erica), Donnell, Marcus, Denisha, Dexter, Jr., and Maleah; great grandchildren, Jamal, Blair, Kendra, Isiah, Elijah, Shamya, Jailin, Makeezi, Dallas, Khahlil, JaShon, Makaile, Ina, Donya, Josha, Tradayus, Ahtiana, Jayden, and Jayceon; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, church family, neighbors and dear friends.

Celebration of Life Services will be conducted at 12:00 p.m., on Saturday, September 22, 2018, at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home. Reverend Isaac Pettis will officiate and Reverend James Williams will deliver the Eulogy. Burial will follow in the Belmont Cemetery.

Members of the family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00.p.m., but will assemble at the residence at all other times.

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First Visitation

When Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary
603 South Center Street
Statesville, NC 28677
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Service Information

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 12:00pm
Rev. Isaac Pettis
Rev. James Williams
Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary
603 South Center Street
Statesville, NC 28677

Interment Information

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018
Belmont Cemetery
Greenbriar Road
Statesville, NC 28625