Clipped From Iowa City Press-Citizen
Lowell Holderness, 73 Funeral services for Lowell A "Yankee" Holderness, 73, of Beckville, will be held at 10:00 mi, Friday, April 23, 2004 at Jimerson Funeral Home Chapel in Carthage, Texas, with the Rev. Bruce Will officiating. Interment will be at Langley Cemetery. Mr. Holderness passed away Monday, April 19th at his home. Arrangements have been entrust ed to Jimerson Funeral Home. Born Lowell Aaron Holderness on May 21, 1930, in Iowa City, Iowa, he was the son of Edward Rodgers and Eva Mae Holderness. Mr. Holderness lived in Iowa City until he joined the US Air Force in 1949, serving during the Korean War. After the war, he joined the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1955. Mr. Holderness had lived in Beckville since 1972. He was an auto mechanic for several years and retired as a heavy equipment operator in 1992. After retiring, he opened a small lawn mower repair shop at his home. Mr. I lolderness was a member of the VFW while living in Iowa and was of the Baptist faith. He will be deeply missed by his family and many friends. Loving survivors include three sons - Dale Holderness of Granbury, Texas, Clifford I lolderness of San Diego, CA and Lowell Holderness, Jr. of Brazoria, Texas; two daughters, Teresa Sue Spinks of Weatherford, Texas and Tabatha Gomez of latum, Texas; three brothers including his twin brother - Leo Holderness of Riverton, Wyoming, Junior Rodgers of Wichita, Kansas and Joe Rodger of Hills, Iowa; two sisters - Mary Sue Sims of Iowa City, Iowa and Sandy Maher of West Branch, Iowa; thirteen grandchildren; five great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and loving companion Marilyn Bell. His parents, Edward and Eva Mae Holderness; his wife, Yvonne Holderness; son, Donald Ray Holderness; and two grandchildren precede Mr. Holderness in death. Serving as pallbears will be Bill Heckathom, Neal Burgess, Monroe Davis, George Rascott, Charles Hillin and Keith Tamplin. Acting as honorary pallbearers will be Frank Sepaugh and Larry Miller. Family visitation was Thursday, April 22, 2004 at the funeral home.