Jerry M. Holmes, 72, of Covington, died Sept. 22. The son of the late John Ernest and Georgia I. Duckett Holmes, he was born in Fulton County. Mr. Holmes retired as press room manager for The Atlanta Journal and Constitution in 2000 after 5r4 years of service. He enjoyed fishing, traveling and golfing and dearly loved his family. Mr. Holmes is preceded in death by brothers Bobby R. Holmes and Eugene Holmes.
Surviving are wife of 52 years Mary Pendleton Holmes of Covington; daughters Connie Holmes Shannon of Covington, Cathy Holmes McIntosh of Conyers; grandchildren Jeremy Brett Shannon, Jill Shannon Dyer, Valerie Claire McIntosh; two great-grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law Virginia I. Rice of Austell, Faye Robinson of Fayetteville, Carol and Tommy C. McGahee of Douglasville; brothers and sisters-in-law Marion E. Holmes of Austell, L. Ronnie and Barbara Holmes of Douglasville, Betty Holmes of Smyrna, Margaret Holmes of Woodstock; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sept. 25 in the chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, with the Rev. Gary Thompson officiating. Interment followed at Lawnwood Memorial Park.