Malva Lee Holder

Funeral services for Malva Lee Holder, 95 of Lamesa, Texas were held Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 at 10 a.m. at Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel in Abilene, Texas with Pastor Jim Medley and Pastor Mark Hackett officiating.

Interment followed in Elmwood Memorial Park under the direction of Branon Funeral Home. Memorial services were held Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church Chapel in Lamesa, Texas.

Malva passed away on Monday, Dec. 24, 2018 in Lamesa. She was born on August 2, 1923 in Elbert,Texas to Elzie and Grace (Bost) Hann. She married Edgar R.”- Jiggs” Holder Oct. 15, 1940 in Young County, Texas.

He preceded her in death Nov. 14 2006. They were married 66 years. Malva loved cooking and taking care of her family. She and Edgar lived in Key and he preached at Key Baptist Church from 1971 until it closed. When she moved to Lamesa she joined the First Baptist Church.

Malva is survived by her children, Edgarlene Ball of Abilene, Texas, Larry Holder and wife Peggy of Breckenridge, Texas and Carolyn Turner and husband Robert of Lamesa, Texas; her sister Veta McGown of Sundown, Texas; 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren. Malva is also preceded in death by her parents; sister Marie Wainscott; and brothers E.J. Hann, Harley Hann and Jerry Hann.

The family suggests memorials be made to Breckenridge Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 16, Breckenridge, Texas 76424.

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