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N.C. Holmes, Jr.
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La Grange-Nerius Carr Holmes Jr., 86, of La Grange, peacefully passed away on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2017. N.C. was born September 18, 1931 to the late Nerius Carr Holmes and Naomi Johnson Holmes.

N.C. proudly served his country in the United States Army. A lifelong farmer, N.C. loved the land and the farming life. Quiet, easy going and soft spoken, N.C. found great pleasure in the simple things of life. A man of great faith, N.C. worshiped his Lord at La Grange First Free Will Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. Fair, honest and generous, N.C. was full of love and compassion for his fellow man. In his quiet time, N.C. enjoyed the challenge of a good crossword puzzle.

A service to celebrate and honor N.C.’s life will be held Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 6 p.m. from Rouse Funeral Home. Burial will be Monday at 2 p.m. from Fairview Cemetery.

N.C. is survived by his wife of fourteen years, Virginia Barwick Holmes; four sisters, Margaret Haddock and husband, Cleveland, Elaine Tyndall, Fay Letchworth, and Brenda Strickland and husband, George; four brothers, Gerald Holmes and wife, Nell, and Royce Holmes and wife, Elsie, Dean Johnson and wife, Edna, and Bryce Johnson and wife, Nelda; and a special friend who N.C. thought of as a son, Johnny Williams. In addition to his parents, N.C. was preceded in death by his first wife, Doris Barwick Holmes; and two sisters, Merle Foss and Joyce Edwards.

The family will receive friends Sunday following the service and at other times they will be at the home. Online condolences may be expressed at N.C.’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Ken Speller of Willow Creek, Jean Barwick Hines and the staff of Kitty Askins Hospice Center for their loving care and support. Words can’t begin to express our gratitude. Memorials may be made to La Grange First Free Will Baptist Church Building Fund, 802 South Caswell Street, La Grange, NC 28551. Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.

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Service Of Remembrance




6:00 PM
Rouse Funeral Home

108 North Caswell Street
La Grange, NC 28551-1725

Visitation Will Follow Service





2:00 PM
Fairview Cemetery

107 North Forbes Street
La Grange, NC 28551

Cemetery Details


Fairview Cemetery

107 North Forbes Street
La Grange, NC 28551


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