Veda Vassar Holsclaw

Monday, November 7, 2011

Veda Vassar Holsclaw, 88, of Manila, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at Manila Nursing Center. Born in Fulton, Miss., to the late Troy Parker and Alvia Christian Parker, she was a member of Westside Baptist Church.

Mrs. Holsclaw was a retired nurse for Dr. Shaneyfelt. She was a member of Baptist Women and enjoyed doing church work, making crafts, cooking and baking.

She was preceded in death by her husbands Tommy Vassar and Odell Holsclaw; a son, Larry Vassar; brothers, Graden and Gordon Parker; sisters, Florence Dozier, Vivian Glover, Bertha Butz and Earline Enderson.

Mrs. Holsclaw leaves her children, Patricia Steele and husband Keith of Marked Tree, Ark., Judy Faulkner and husband Rayburn of Caraway, Ark., Jimmy Vassar and wife Debbie of Paragould, Ark., and Pam Hester and husband Jimmy of Manila; sister, Ruth Tounzen of Blytheville; sisters-in-law, Ova Dean Meacham Bearden, Connie Parker, Sherry Vassar, Helen Vassar; brother-in-law, Grady Vassar; grandchildren, Kyle Vassar and wife Whitney, Kerri Breckenridge and husband Lael, Jennifer Williams and husband Kevin, Andi Wagner and husband Michael, Kelli Bradfield and husband Toby, Stacy Faulkner and Joel Steele; great-grandchildren, Justin Williams, Jake Steele, Joeliann Steele, Micah Wagner, Presley Wagner, Lilly Beth Breckenridge, Taylor Bradfield, Railey Bradfield and Grayson Bradfield.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, at Westside Baptist Church in Manila with Rev. Richard Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Dogwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Kyle Vassar, Toby Breckenridge, Lael Breckenridge, Kevin Williams, Joel Steele, Michael Wagner and Justin Williams.

Honorary pallbearers will be her Manila Nursing Center family.

The family will receive visitors from 9:30 until service time Tuesday, Nov. 8.

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