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Barbara D. Holt, February 14, 1939~December 21, 2017

Holt copyBarbara D. Holt, 78, of Gentry passed away peacefully, Thursday, December 21, 2017 at her home.  She was born February 14, 1939 in Detroit, MI. to Ted and Lucille Lewis Rogers.

Barbara was a homemaker.  She was a former member of Wiggins Memorial United Methodist Church.  She could always be found digging in the dirt coaxing her flowers to bloom.  Barbara was a steadfast friend who always made everyone feel like family, with an open door and a seat at her table.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, John Clayton Rogers.

She is survived by her husband, Charles “Wes” Holt of the home; two daughters, Marta Holt of Gentry and Joelle Holt and husband, Kelly Bradford of Lawrence, KS.; two sons, Wes Holt and wife, Brooke of Gentry and Charles Holt and wife, Michele of Prairie Grove; 5 grandchildren, Joseph, Sierra, Jamie, Jaxson Holt and Harmony Wonsower; a sister-in-law, Wanda Rogers and her son, Clayton and his family; and her “Children of the Heart”, Melodie Griffis, “The Knight Boys”, Kenny and David Knight and Steven Ledlow.  She is also survived by a multitude of cherished extended family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 P.M. Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Beard’s Chapel.

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at the Fayetteville National Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.

Family and friends are requested to meet at the funeral home at 1:45 P.M. for a procession to the cemetery.

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    Ms Allison » 22. Dec, 2017

    Sorry for the loss of your love one. May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about her and bring her back again. John 5:28, 29 gives this assurance. Hope this thought brings comfort.

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    Claude (Pancho) » 22. Dec, 2017

    My prayer is for your family. We shared some good memories especially at Rock-A-Way Beach on our senior trip swaying to Red Sails In The Sunset. May the Lord comfort your family.

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    Tina Fugate » 22. Dec, 2017

    She had such wisdom and common sense and will be missed by so many. She welcomed me into her family when I needed guidance and love.

    Until we meet again Barbara.

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    Vivian Hancock » 24. Dec, 2017

    Wes, we were so socked to hear of Barbara death. You and your family are in our prayers. It is so hard to loose a loved one. Let us know if we can help in any way. Bill and Vivian Hancock

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    Mike PT » 24. Dec, 2017

    My sincerest sympathy to the Holt family.

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    Marilyn & Don Burrows » 26. Dec, 2017

    Wes and your “kids” We are so sorry for your loss of Barbara (and our loss) I have many fond memories of my life with Barbara when we were younger. The crazy moves to Oregon, Northern California, and the times our family lived with Barb and John and Aunt ‘Cille and Uncle Ted as we grew up in Michigan and Arkansas. The fond memories of seeing you all and your twins when you came back from Spain. And seeing your girls grow up. I could go on and on but just a few fond memories to send to you and your family. Love, Cousin, Marilyn and husband Don

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    Carolyn Yandell » 26. Dec, 2017

    Wes and Family, I’m still trying to grasp the reality that I can’t pick up the phone and say , “Barb, Guess what I just discovered about grandpa!” She turned me on to genealogy several years ago with all of her research. I had recently made a discovery that I wanted to share with her and thought I still had plenty of time. Now it’s not even important because the two of us were the only ones that cared. I know there will be many times that it will happen and my first thought will be, “Call Barbara.” We saw the importance of family history and even if it uncovered skeletons, we made it right for future generations. We always said that one day we would just be a name on a geneagogy bracket. Her bracket is now complete. Barbara Dorane Rogers Holt, February 14, 1939-December 21, 2017. Rest in Peace my dear cousin. I love you dearly and it would take volumes to share all of my memories. One day we will meet and discuss our “crazy family” again. I love you dearly. Carolyn Janette Lewis Yandell, February 5, 1940——??