James Edward Holstine
James Edward Holstine, of Elizabeth, Ark., son of the late Luther Holstine and Alpha Williams Holstine, was born May 26, 1939 in Elizabeth, Ark. He died Aug. 25, 2014 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., at the age of 75 years, two months and 30 days.
He was united in marriage to Rosetta Foster on June 1, 1957 in Viola, Ark. To this union, five daughters were born. He was a self-employed dairy and beef cattle farmer. He was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his wife of the family home; his daughters: Sheila Middlebrooks of Viola, Ark., Marvene Mills and husband, Bob, of Viola, Ark. Yvonne Burch and husband, Jeff, of Viola, Ark., Lea Ann Dunn and husband, Tracy, of Elizabeth, Ark. and Duana Batterton and husband, Mike, of Viola, Ark.; twelve grandchildren: Jake, Kristin, Nathan, Isaac, Kellyn, Lauren, Sara, Kyla, Dylan, Tate, Keagen, and Kohl; fifteen great-grandchildren; two brothers: J.H. Holstine of Caulfield, Mo., and Joe Holstine and wife, Shirley, of Richmond, Kan.; three sisters: Mary Ruth Baker of Elizabeth, Ark., Louise Crotts of Mountain Home, Ark. and Devene Gilbreath and husband, Ray, of Ash Flat, Ark.; one brother-in-law: A.J. Baker of Viola, Ark.,; and sister--in-law Jill Holstine of Viola, Ark., nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; one great-granddaughter, Rosetta Mae Middlebrooks; one sister: Joy Lee Baker; two brothers: Cleo Holstine, and Carmon Holstine; two brothers-in-law: Roy J. Baker, and Doyle Crotts; one sister-in-law: Juanita Holstine.
Pallbearers were: Bob Mills, Jeff Burch, Mike Batterton, Tracy Dunn, Jake Middlesbrooks, Nathan Burch, Isaac Middlebrooks, and Dylan Holstine. Honorary pallbearers are Keagen Dunn, Tate Batterton and Kohl Batterton.
Services were held on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 at Flora Baptist Church. Burial followed in Flora Cemetery under the direction of Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem.