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Jennie C. Holmes, 78 Of Appomattox Dies Sunday, March 7

APPOMATTOX, March 11 – Jennie C. Holmes, 78, of Appomattox and formerly of Fredericksburg, passed away Sunday, March 7, 2010 at Southside Community Hospital in Farmville.

Beloved mother, grandmother and friend, she was preceded in death by her husband, David, her brother, Raymond and her great-granddaughter, Skye Mercedes Roberts.

Mrs. Holmes is survived by eight children, Margaret Dinkins of St. Augustine, FL, Barbara Tappen of Appomattox, Kenneth Holmes of Spotsylvania, Evelyn Byies of Spotsylvania, Clayton Holmes of Appomattox, Elaine Tolson of King George, Jeannette Davis of Chesapeake City, MD and Darrell Holmes of Appomattox; a brother, Gene Cullins of Brownington Center, VT; 26 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and devoted friend, Jean Frankovich.

Her remains rest at the Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service Fredericksburg Chapel where the family will receive friends Thursday, March 11 from 6-8 p.m. and where funeral services will be held Friday, March 12 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Culpeper National Cemetery.

Mrs. Holmes requested memorial contributions in her name be made to the American Cancer Society.

Friends may offer online condolences at

mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com