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Willie James (Sonny) Holmes

September 23, 1948 ~ August 28, 2021 (age 72)

Obituary

Mr. Willie James Holmes was born on September 23, 1948, in Laurens County, South Carolina to the late Albert Holmes and Jessie Mae Freeman.

"Sonny," as he was lovingly called, was a member of the Church of Christ on I-85 in Greenville, South Carolina.  He was an FFA licensed Private Pilot as well as an honorary member of Tuskegee Airmen.

On Saturday, August 28, 2021, Mr. Willie James Holmes was received into eternity at his residence of 5 Deloris Street in Greenville, South Carolina at the age of seventy-two.

Willie leaves to cherish fond memories his wife, Joanne Calhoun Holmes; one daughter, Marcia Lynette Little; two sons:  Willie James Holmes, Jr. and Steven (Kimberly) Holmes; five beautiful grandchildren:  Kristopher Holmes, Sierra Holmes, Jeniah Holmes, Keyetta Calhoun, Skyeland Holsonback; one great grandchild, Keyanna Durham; one sister, Luvenia (George) Franks of Clinton, South Carolina; three brothers:  James Osiris (Maria) Shabazz of Eureka, California, Robert Copeland and Jaminson both of North York, Pennsylvania; a special friend, Mrs. Mary Arnold of Honea Path, South Carolina; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends who will miss him dearly.

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 Service Program


Services

Viewing
Thursday
September 2, 2021

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sanders-Thompson Mortuary, LLC
1235 S Bell Street
Clinton, SC 29325

Celebration of Life
Friday
September 3, 2021

11:00 AM
Sanders-Thompson Mortuary, LLC
1235 S Bell Street
Clinton, SC 29325

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Interment following funeral service
Friday
September 3, 2021

Rosemont Cemetery
807 Willard Road
Clinton, SC 29325

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