Lillian Josey Holley, 88, of Bainbridge, GA, passed away Thursday, January 15, 2009 at Memorial Hospital.

The funeral service will be at
11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 17, 2009 at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Joe Morrison and Mr. Tommy Joines officiating. Entombment will follow at Oak City Cemetery with Bud Tillman, Collins Hastey, Bruce Butler, Gene Dunlap, Harrell King, Wendell Nix, Wendell Blair Nix, C. B. “Cotton” Hester, Brad Kelley, Joe Talley, Mike Wilfred, Hugh Howell, Ricky Gibson, Leon Lynn, Jim Joines, Grimes Nalls, Herman Moore, Johnny Skipper, and Lee Tillman serving as active pallbearers.

The family will receive friends
Friday, January 16, 2009 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Ivey Funeral Home. Online visitors may sign the guest register at

She was well known for her single rose and requested that any flowers for her funeral service be a single rose.

Mrs. Holley was born
March 10, 1920 in Brinson, GA, the daughter of William Calvin Josey and Olivia Keels Josey. She was a seamstress with Jack Winter, Inc. and Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Co., and taught Sunday School for many years at Calvary Baptist Church. She was an avid community volunteer and received special recognition for her work with the Bainbridge Lions Club. She loved life, enjoyed playing pranks, and her “aggravation” will be genuinely missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J. C. “Bud” Holley, and a daughter, Barbara H. DeLoney Faughnan.

Survivors include a daughter, Judy H. Marchant and her husband, Melvin of McRae, GA; five grandchildren, Vara Gail DeLoney, Sheri “Bib” Workman, Mel Marchant, Jr., Terri Youngblood and her husband David, and Barbara “ChippyFaughnan; six great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.