Rev. James Holt
Posted: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 1:49 pm
The Messenger, February 22, 2011
The Rev. James Holt, 93, of Manchester died Feb. 18, 2011. He was a Baptist minister and had served churches in this area such as Johnson Grove and McConnell Baptist churches near South Fulton and had been a missionary for the campsite at Reelfoot Lake.
Services were 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Coffee County Funeral Home in Manchester. Burial followed there in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.
The Rev. James Growden officiated.
He was born April 10, 1917, in Weakley County, son of the late Jim and Della Mae (Abernathy) Holt. He was the widower of Edna Mable Holt and was a U.S. Army World War II veteran. He was a member of the Masonic lodge in Fulton and of the American Legion post in Mayfield, Ky.
He had also pastored Pleasant View Baptist Church in Dukedom, Adams Chapel Baptist Church in Dresden, New Salem Baptist Church in Palmersville and Crutchfield (Ky.) Baptist Church.
He was a member of Westwood Baptist Church for 25 years and had taught the men’s Sunday school class there.
Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Bill Long of Manchester; his son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Carmen Holt of Atlanta; four grandchildren, Denise Ballard, Melissa Sartain, Chuck Holt and Chris Holt; and four great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his granddaughter, Libby Long.