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Lois Ladd Holcombe

Belton, SC

Lois Ladd Holcombe, age 102, formerly of Hickory Tavern, and widow of Rev. Rufus J. Holcombe, passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2019, at Rocky River Baptist Residential Care Home in Belton, SC.

Born in Williamston, SC, she was a daughter of the late Joseph C. and Mattie Ellis Ladd.  Lois retired from Tavern Sportswear in Hickory Tavern and was a member of Union Baptist Church where she was formerly a Sunday School Teacher and WMU director.

Surviving are her grandchildren, Scott Holcombe, Kevin Holcombe, Diane Holcombe-Geddens, Johnny Holcombe, Lance Holcombe, Travis Holcombe, Robin Cox, and Dawn H. Smith; thirteen great-grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren; and her daughters-in-law, Barbara Holcombe and Ruby Holcombe.

In addition to her parents and husband, Lois was predeceased by her two sons, Gary L. Holcombe and D. Rodney Holcombe; two brothers, Floyd M. Ladd and Kenneth H. Ladd; and two sisters, Maude L. Holland and Mary L. Woods.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, July 8, 2019, at Union Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Alex D. Henderson with burial following in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Anderson, SC.

The family will be at their respective homes and will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service on Monday.

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