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Mary Ann Garner Holcombe / May 12, 2010
South Boston News
Mary Ann Garner Holcombe
Mrs. Mary Ann Garner Holcombe, 81, of Clarksville entered eternal rest Saturday, May 8, 2010 at Meadowview Terrace.

Mrs. Holcombe was born in Mecklenburg County on Oct. 25, 1928 to the late Jessie and Louise Tuck Garner. At an early age Mrs. Holcombe moved to New York where she met and married Cecil R. Holcombe. She was a member of Mt. Olive Church of God in Brooklyn, N.Y..

In addition to her parents Mrs. Holcombe was preceded in death by her husband, Cecile R. Holcombe, two sons, Alvin Perry and Calvin Douglas, one daughter, Cynthia Terry, a grandson, Calvin Elliott and three siblings, Virginia, Macon, and James Garner. Cherishing her memories are her two daughters, Cecilia A. Butler of Rosedale, N.Y. and Celeste L. Holcombe of Charlotte, N.C.; two sons, Cecil Holcombe Jr. of Cypress Hills, N.Y. and Caleb D. Holcombe of Effort, Pa.; ten grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, her siblings; Josephine Walker (Randolph), Eloise Bodie (David) both of Newport News; Jessie Garner (Pearl) of Clarksville and Harold Garner of Durham, N.C. and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.

A funeral for Mrs. Holcombe will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 15, 2010 at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, Clarksville, with Rev. Raymond Roberts Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Arrangements are by C. H. Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Clarksville, VA. Online condolences may be expressed at

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