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Melvin Earl Holland

Mr. Melvin Earl Holland age 91 of Lebanon passed away July 15, 2018. He was born in Beech Grove, Arkansas, March 18, 1927, the son of the late Jesse and Dollie Williams Ballard.  Both of his parents died when he was a small boy.  He was raised by the Holland family of Lavergne and later by Mr. and Mrs. Ed Jackson of the Leeville Community.  He was preceded in death by siblings:  J.L. and Mary Alice Ballard.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WW II serving as an MP. He retired from AVCO/Textron with thirty-seven years of service and was a life-long farmer.  He was a member of the American Legion and the Leeville United Methodist Church where he served the church in many capacities including Treasurer and Sunday School Superintendent.

He is survived by his wife of sixty-four years, Naomie Smith Holland; son and daughter-in-law, Edward Earl and Julie Shelton Holland; grandson, Jackson Edward Holland.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 19, 2018, at 10 a.m. from the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Owen officiating. Interment – Wilson County Memorial Gardens.  Visitation Wednesday 4-7 p.m. and Thursday after 9 a.m.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Leeville United Methodist Church.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME , in charge of arrangements. www.ligonbobo.com

Messages for the Family

  1. Jimmy Nokes says:
    One of the finest men I had the pleasure to know
  2. Jeff Burroughs says:
    A lot of fond memories growing up around Mr. Holland. Loved his family and his farm. RIP
  3. Darryl Marler says:
    So sorry for your loss.
  4. James Rich says:
    I feel very honored just to have known this family. I’ve always believed what is important in this world is not what we take but what we leave behind. Mr. Melvin’s family is probably the best example of that that I know of! God bless you all.