Effie Holly

Monday, November 18, 2002

Effie Inez "Bobby" Holly, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at Chateau Girardeau Health Care Center.

She was born Aug. 10, 1913, in Aransas Pass, Texas, daughter of William A. and Effie Green McCulley. She and Henry Zeylon Holly were married June 8, 1937, in Stamps, Ark. He died Oct. 15, 1976.

She grew up in Hope, Ark., and lived in several places before moving to Cape Girardeau in 1978. She was a graduate of the Fayetteville Business College in Fayetteville, Ark., attended Magnolia A&M, now Southern Arkansas University. She worked in the psychiatric division of University of Arkansas as a stenographer. She retired from the Arkansas State Welfare Department.

Survivors include a son, William Holly of Cape Girardeau; a daughter, Carolyn Jo Holly Pace of Twinsburg, Ohio; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son; three brothers; and a sister.

Visitation will be Tuesday afternoon at Herndon Funeral Home in Hope. A graveside funeral service will be Wednesday at Rose Hill Cemetery in Hope.

Announcement courtesy of Ford & Sons Funeral Home.