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Obituary: Mary Elna Holder Lancaster

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : July 6, 2012

Funeral Services for Mary Elna Holder Lancaster, 92, of Malakoff, were held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 3 at Malakoff Church of Christ with Mr. Lavelle Layfield officiating. Burial followed at Restland Cemetery in Dallas under the direction of Hannigan Smith Funeral Home of Athens.
Mrs. Lancaster was born Nov. 29, 1919 in Winchester, Tenn. to the late Davis C. and Nancy J. Carlton Holder. She passed away Saturday, June 30 in Athens.
Mrs. Lancaster previously resided in Rockwall before moving to Malakoff in 1998. She worked with her husband in the medical field, but most importantly loved being at home working in her flower beds and spending time with her family. She was a member of the Malakoff Church of Christ.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Roland Duane Lancaster, Sr. in 1997; son Roland Duane Lancaster, Jr.; brother Morgan Holder, and sister Maggie Holder Isbell.
Survivors include daughters Janice Lancaster LaRue and husband Todd, of Malakoff, Duana Lancaster Marsh, Rockwall; daughter-in-law Celia Edwards; brothers Pete Holder, Jack Holder, Max Holder, Parker Holder, Kenneth Holder; sister Ruth Holder Sons; grandchildren Tracey Childers, Jeremy Cockrum, Justin Cockrum, Meredith Cockrum, Mallory LaRue, Molly LaRue, Addison Marsh, Madalyn Marsh; and great-grandchildren Tess Childers, Emma Childers, and Mason Cockrum.
Pallbearers were Jeremy Cockrum, Justin Cockrum, Bill Faulk, Mike Massey, Jeff LaRue, and Alan LaRue. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Carl McKenney, Dennis Smith, and Jeanne Atkinson.
The family would like to express their heartfelt thankfulness to West Place Nursing Home and Genesis Hospice for the loving care they provided Mrs. Lancaster in her time of need.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital

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