Grace (Wilson) Holcomb

Born: Tue., Dec. 28, 1926
Died: Sun., Jan. 10, 2016


Visitation

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Tue., Jan. 12, 2016
Location: White Plains Baptist Church


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Jan. 12, 2016
Location: White Plains Baptist Church


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Grace Wilson Holcomb
 
Grace Wilson Holcomb of White Plains, GA, died early Sunday morning, January 10, 2016 at her residence.  She was 89.  Born in Monticello, GA on December 28, 1926, she was the daughter of the late George Rufus Wilson and Berta Goodman Wilson.  When she was a teenager the family moved to Union Point where she attended Union Point High School and after high school married David Martin Holcomb.  After working many years at Union Manufacturing she was a homemaker and worked beside her husband on their family farm.  In October of 1971 they became the owners of Holcomb’s Bar-B-Que in White Plains and Greensboro which she continued to operate with her daughters after her husband’s death.  She was a longtime and faithful member of White Plains Baptist Church where she took care of the nursery for fifty years and was a member of the Women’s Missionary Society.  Grace was a wonderful mother and grandmother who enjoyed cooking, sewing, reading  and spending time with her children and grandchildren and great-grand daughter.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband David Holcomb in May of 1994; and siblings, Leroy Wilson, Ethel Morton, Leona Simpson, Ruth Brooks and two infant brothers who died at birth.  She is survived by her devoted daughters, Jan Eley (Phil) and Sandra Askew (Allen) all of White Plains, GA; sister, Annie W. Ellis of Sparta, GA; grandchildren, Matthew Eley, Kelly Eley Wall (Russell), Jessye Eley (Thomas), Erica Edwards and Luke Askew (Autumn); great grandchild, Hallie Elizabeth Wall; a number of other relatives and many friends.  The family would like to give a special thanks to her caregivers, Jackie, Nicole, Brenda, Tabitha and Reena.  
 
Funeral Services will be held, Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at White Plains Baptist Church, 1020 Main Street East, White Plains, GA 30678 with Rev. Craig Foster officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until time for the service at the church.  Serving as pallbearers are Matthew Eley, Luke Askew, Russell Wall, Thomas Pena, Adam Taylor and Wayne Taylor.   Any memorials may be made to White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery Maintenance Fund, P. O. Box 38, White Plains, GA 30678 or Nathanael Greene Academy, P. O. Box 109, Siloam, GA 30669.    McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

 

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Dale Temple
   Posted Sun January 10, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss, "Miss Grace" was such a sweet person, always a smile on her face. I pray for comfort for all of you. Treasure the memories.

CARLENE LINDSEY NOGGLE
   Posted Sun January 10, 2016
Jan and Sandra,
I was so saddened to hear of your mama's passing. Miss Grace was a TRUE SOUTHERN LADY in every sense of the word. I pray that you both are comforted by knowing that she is surely in Heaven and in the presence of our Heavenly Father. I will continue praying for all of you.
love,
Carlene and family

Brian and Paige Hubbard
   Posted Sun January 10, 2016
Ms. Sandra and family,

Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Ms. Grace was a very special and sweet lady. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her.

Deepest Sympathy,

Brian, Paige, Justin and Phillip Hubbard

Tom Morton
   Posted Mon January 11, 2016
Aunt Grace was a sweet and caring lady who loved her family very much. She will be missed greatly by all who knew and loved her. I am sure she and my mother (her older sister) are keeping heaven in laughter, along with their brother.

Chris and Donna Adams
   Posted Mon January 11, 2016
We were saddened to hear about Miss Grace. She always smiling and so sweet when we came in the barbeque. A true lady in every way. God bless you in this time of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Darline Lawson
   Posted Mon January 11, 2016
Sandra and Jan,
I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that God folds his arms around you and comforts you and your entire family. I hope that you will find comfort and peace knowing she is with our Heavenly Father and that one day will see her again. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for any of you.

Johnnie & Jane satterfield
   Posted Mon January 11, 2016
Johnnie & I were sorry to hear about your mom's passing. She was so sweet . Our thoughts & prayers are with you. May God bless you now & in the days ahead.

Allen and Rhonda Eaton
   Posted Mon January 11, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Wanda McCannon
   Posted Mon January 11, 2016
Miss Grace was such a sweet person. I haven't seen her in years but I still remember that smile she always wore. God needed another angel and He called the one with the beautiful smile. Praying for you all!

Teresa Thompson
   Posted Mon January 11, 2016
Ms Sandra so very sorry for your loss you are in my thoughts and prayers

Margaret Patrick
   Posted Mon January 11, 2016
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Your mother was such a sweet lady and I know that you will all miss her. Hold on to the great memories! Love and prayers for all of you!
Mike and Margaret Patrick

Shirley and Emmett Caldwell
   Posted Tue January 12, 2016
Jan, Sandra and Families:

Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time and in the
days and weeks to come.

Barbara Overton
   Posted Tue January 12, 2016
I am so sorry to here about "Miss Grace". My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jean Watkins
   Posted Tue January 12, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. My God be with you.

Virginia Moody
   Posted Tue January 12, 2016
Was sorry to here about Miss Grace. She was a wonderful person and will be missed by all who who knew her. She is in God's hands now and hopefully we well all see her again.

Charlotte White
   Posted Tue January 12, 2016
Sandra and Family,

I'm so sorry to learn of your great loss. Always loved to visit with "Miss" Grace when picking up barbecue. She was a sweet Southern lady!

Praying for your family,
Charlotte

James and Nancy Blanchard
   Posted Wed January 13, 2016
Janice , Sandra and Family,

I was so sorry to hear about Miss Grace passing away. I had gotten a note from Sandra dated the 9 th that she wasn't doing well and I sent a note back to her on the 11th not knowing that she was already gone. So sorry I didn't know she had passed on the 10th. When I came home today I saw the white bow on the building at the BBQ and knew something had happened.

Please accept our condolences. She will be missed greatly as she was always at the BBQ greeting and waiting on customers. James and I both have very fond memories of her and Mr. David.

Love,
James and Nancy

Ann Wilson
   Posted Wed January 13, 2016
Sandra and Jan,
I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. My prayers and thoughts are with you and the family.

The Sigmans
   Posted Wed January 13, 2016
So sorry to hear about your loss. We always enjoyed talking to Miss Grace while eating BBQ and Brunswick stew. Condolences to all at this time.

Herb & Jan Thurmond
   Posted Thu January 14, 2016
To the family: So very sorry for the loss of your Mother and Grandmother. We know how much she meant to all of you and how much all of you will miss her every day. Our prayers are with each of you.

Marguerite Cline
   Posted Thu January 14, 2016
I loved Miss Grace. Whenever I was going to Sparta I stopped by for lunch and to get bar- becue and Brunswick stew to bring home with me.

Mary Veazey Poore
   Posted Sat January 16, 2016
Sandra and Jan, I was so sorry to read in the AJC that your Mother had passed. Please know you're in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

Jeni & Mike Norris
   Posted Tue January 19, 2016
Jan, Sandra and family,
Our deepest sympathy.