Born 9-5-1918 -- Died 4-11-2007
Dorlas A. ?Holmes, age 88, of Alton, Mo., was born Sept. 5, 1918, in Oregon County,?Mo., and died April 11, 2007, at his home. He was united in marriage to Ola Margaret "Madge" Gwaltney on Oct. 12, 1946, who survives.
Other survivors include: a daughter Jan Chapman and husband John of Kimberling City, Mo.; a granddaughter, Rona Downs and husband, Sam of Humansville, Mo.; a great-granddaughter, Sydney Downs; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Preceding him in death were: his parents, James A. "Jim"?Holmes and Lora E. Uzzell-Holmes; three siblings, Lytal Holmes, Irene King and Iscle Johnson.
Dorlas Holmes was a Deacon and member of the Macedonia Baptist Church. He was a member of the Alton Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star and a lifetime member of Alton VFW. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army.
Services were April 15 at Macedonia Baptist Church with Bro. Joby Steele and Bro. Bob Wiggs officiating. Burial followed in the Hickory Grove Cemetery with arrangements by the Clary Funeral Home of Alton.