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Holmes Stiles passes
Posted by Jim Peavley on December 12, 2013, 10:19 pm
Long-time horseshoe pitcher Holmes Brunner Stiles, 90, of Cecilia, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at his home. He was a lifelong farmer and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Holmes was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Mary Belle Stiles; and his parents, Louis A. and Leona (Brunner) Stiles. He is survived by two sons, Holmes Thomas "Tommy" (Mona) Stiles of Rineyville and Dwight (Babette) Stiles of Cecilia; three grandchildren, Karen Thompson, John Stiles and Jenny Stiles; and two great-grandchildren, Tyler Thompson and Lauren Thompson. The funeral is at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Manakee Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with the Rev. Jimmie Baker officiating. Burial follows in Howe Valley Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and continues from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.