David E. Miles Funeral Home announces the death and funeral service for Reuben Holcomb, 90, who died Thursday, May 31, 2012 in the Satilla Regional Hospital in Waycross. Reuben was born Feb. 7, 1922 in Appling County and had lived here all of his life. He was a retired farmer and a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church where he faithfully attended the Joy Sunday-School class for four and one-half years without missing a Sunday. Holcomb was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in World War II. He was a member of the Baxley Masonic Lodge #195 and a charter member of the Baxley VFW Club. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Evelyn Mann Holcomb. He was the son of the late James H. Holcomb and the late Effie Lucille Osborne Holcomb.
Survivors include his daughter, Pat Symasek of Bristol; a son, Reuben Frank Holcomb of Baxley; special nephew, Curtis and wife, Ann Carter of Baxley; special granddaughter, Sandi and husband, William Bennett; great-grandsons, Bailey Bennett, Frankie Strickland, Heather Harper, Reuben Frank Holcomb, Jr. and four additional great-grandchildren; one sister, Lucy Yawn of Vidalia; 10 sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, June 3 at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church with the Rev. Darrell Quinn and the Rev. Kerry Steadley officiating. Interment followed in church cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Doug Mock, Greg Mock, Tim Varnadore, Mark Varnadore, Don Griffis, Keith Blanton, Carey Griffis, Kyle Blanton, Joseph Yawn, Charles Yawn, Larry Britt, Mike Martin and Doug Lewis.
Honorary pallbearers were members of Joy Sunday School class of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, Buddy Cain, Janey Britt, and Bruce and Sandra Butler.
Arrangements were under the direction of David E. Miles Funeral Home.