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LaNira Adams Holmes

Mrs. LaNira Adams Holmes, age 74, of Barnesville passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016 in an Upson County Healthcare Facility. A Barnesville native, Mrs. Holmes was the daughter of the late James Hubert Adams and the late Mrs. Vivian Poulnot Adams. She was raised in Lamar County, graduating from Gordon Military College before moving to Atlanta in 1962, where she graduated from Georgia State College. She retired from BellSouth after completing a 30 year career, and moved back to Barnesville in 1992. She then embarked on a second career as receptionist for Drs. Woodall, Wilson, & Manley, retiring 9 years. In 2010, she joined the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office as a receptionist and worked there for 1 ½ years. She was a member of The First Baptist Church of Barnesville.’¨ Survivors include her husband Donald P. Holmes; two daughters, Julie Holmes of Barnesville and Marcie Holmes Porrata (& Jorge) of Douglas; a sister Deirdri Adams Reoch (& Bill) of Canton; a brother Jim Adams (& Carol) of Barnesville; two grandchildren, Cameron & Abby Vickers of Douglas and several nieces and nephews.’¨ Memorial services for Mrs. LaNira Holmes will be conducted at a later date, to be announced by Williams Funeral Home of Barnesville.’¨The family has requested, that in lieu of flowers, that Memorial Contributions may be made to The National Kidney Foundation, 270 Peachtree St NE #1040, Atlanta, GA 30303, or visit them at Those who wish may view the Memorial Page and sign the Guestbook online at: Williams Funeral Home of Barnesville is in charge of arrangements (770)358-1678.

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