James W. Holt, 76, of Jonesboro died Friday, Oct. 22, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Batesville, he lived most of his life in Northeast Arkansas. He was a World War II Army veteran and worked for Crane Company for 20 years at Jonesboro and the Revere Company at Newport for several years. He was a member of Cathedral Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred Caples Dye Holt of the home; a son, Scottie Holt of Newark; a daughter, Carolyn Butts of Bono; four brothers, Roe Jackson and the Rev. Waymon Holt, both of Milligan Ridge, Raymond Holt of Blytheville and the Rev. Thurman Holt of Brookland; four sisters, Willie Davis of Osceola, LeEtta Parker of Lake City, Alice Bunch of Jonesboro and Lou Lewis of El Dorado; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, H.W. and Florence Hawkins Holt; a daughter, Janet G. Sylar; five brothers; and three sisters.
The funeral was held at 1 p.m. Monday at Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home with Doug Wilburn officiating. Burial was in Greene County Memorial Gardens at Paragould.
Nephews served as pallbearers.
The family requests anyone wishing to leave a lasting memorial to consider the Cathedral Baptist Church building fund.