The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

October 4, 2013

Donald Holmes

The News Courier

— Donald “Don” Richard Holmes, 67, of Arab, passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Huntsville. He was born Dec. 11, 1945.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard M. Holmes.

Survivors include his children, Chaun Holmes, Richie Holmes, Amber and son-in-law Willie Allen, all of Madison, and Misty and son-in-law Todd Tielking of Athens; his mother, Margie Holmes; and sister, Diane and brother-in-law Randy Coker, all of Arab; a niece; nephew; five grandchildren; and his beloved dogs, Sydney and Lexi whom he loved as his own children.

A private seaside memorial service will be held at a later date in Gulf Shores.

Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.”