Nila Mae Holman

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Nila Mae (Gregory) Holman, 77, of Rector, Ark., entered eternal rest on Wednesday March 30, 2016, at Arlington Cove Healthcare in Trumann, Ark. She was born May 10, 1938, in Rector, to the late James Henry and Dimple Maxine (Parham) Gregory.

Nila was of the Church of Christ faith and worked as an inspector for Rector Sportswear for 22 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Tony Holman and one brother, James "Jim" Gregory.

Nila is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Harold Holman of Rector; one son, Mike Holman of Rector; two brothers, Byron (Joan) Gregery of Collinsville, Ill. and Roger (Arlene) Gregory of Rector; two sisters, Neda Sain and Pam Foster (Mike) both of Rector; one grandchild, Erica (Tony) Dunson of Rector; her great-grandchildren, Kiersten and Kenlea Dunson of Rector along with a host of other special nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday April 1, in the Irby Funeral Home Chapel in Rector. Funeral services will follow visitation at 1 p.m. with Bro. Kenny Burns and Rev. Mace Straubel officiating. Interment will be held at Woodland Heights Cemetery in Rector with Irby Funeral Home of Rector in charge of arrangements.

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