BIGBEE – Orville Ann Earrey Holley, 57, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at her residence after an extended illness. She was born May 24, 1956, in Chickasaw County to Robert Rufus Earrey and Thelma Long Parker.
She was a native of Chickasaw County but had resided in Monroe County for the past 34 years. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She worked for Holley’s Grocery for 13 years in the Bigbee Community, where she made many friends. She loved to read, listen to ’60s music and watch old cartoons. She loved her kids and grands very much.
A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, at the chapel of Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton with the Rev. Thomas Galloway officiating.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Herman Holley of the Bigbee Community; her mother, Thelma Belon Long Parker (Lewis) of Okolona; five daughters, Melanie West (Jerry) of Okolona, Charity Holmes (Ellis) of Houston, Susan Carroll of the Bigbee Community, Pam Perry (Kenneth) of Dorsey and Melony Easter (Bryan) of Greenwood Springs; three sons, Mark Holley of the Bigbee Community, Nick Holley (Lavinda) of the Carolina Community and Chad Holley (Brandi) of Nettleton; one sister, Amy Criddle of Purvis; two brothers, Phillip O’Neal Earrey (Virginia) of Van Vleet and William “Bill” Earrey (Gail) of Amory; 23 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Melissa Brock; her father, Robert Rufus Earrey; one brother, Robert Rufus Earrey Jr.; and one nephew, Phillip O’Neal Earrey Jr.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry and send condolences at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.