Larry Laverne Holman, husband of Tamara Coleman-Holman, departed this earthly life on Thursday, September 23, 2022, at his home in Sumter. Larry was born in Sumter County, the son of the late Paul Holman, Sr. and Carrie “Gladys” Lowery Holman Gantt. Larry was reared by his maternal grandparents, the late Charlie “Coot” Lowery Sr., and Nettie Jackson-Lowery. His paternal grandparents were the late Theodore Holman and Miriam Holman. In his early childhood, he accepted Christ as his personal Savior and joined Barnettsville Baptist Church. Larry was a faithful, dedicated member and Christian. He was a graduate of Lincoln High School, Class of 1969 where he was voted as “Best Dress”. Mr. Holman earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from North Carolina A&T University. He was a member of Groove Phi Groove Fraternity Fellowship, Inc. Mr. Holman retired in 1994 as a Supervisor from DuPont in Camden. Larry leaves to cherish his memory: his devoted, caring and loving wife, Tamara Coleman-Holman; five daughters, DelShaun L. Hudson of Smyner, GA, Reeshemah D. (Carroll II) Kelley of Columbia, Esperenta St. Louis and Ronishia (James) Sinkler both of Sumter, and Sonia S. (Darius) Scott of Blythewood; one son, Milon M. Holman of Palm Beach, FL; nine grandchildren; three sisters, Paulette Holman of Newark, NJ, Miriam (Arnaud) Ebane’mezui of Houston, TX, Cassandra Lowery-Thompson of Sumter; three brothers, Paul Holman Jr. and Phillip Holman both of Newark, NJ and Derrick Hastie of Sumter; three brothers-in-law, Alonzo (Pearl) Coleman, Daniel (Emily) Coleman and Ronald Coleman of Fort Pierce, FL; eight aunts, Rosa Lowery-Jones, Dr. Rev. Mary Lowery-Harvin, Laura Singleton, Addie Ragin, all of Sumter, Laura Shivers of Newark, NJ, Gladys Ragin, Blanche Ragin both of Fort Pierce, FL Flo-Bell Smith of Syracuse, NY; three uncles, Councilman-Mayor Pro-Tem Thomas J. “Bubba” Lowery and Calvin Hastie, both of Sumter, Frank Ragin of Fort Pierce, FL and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, neighbors and friends In accordance with the COVID-19 guidelines, the family is requesting that face masks and social distancing be observed by relatives and friends during visitation from 2:00 - 8:00 p. m. at the home, 122 Buckingham Boulevard, Sumter. Public viewing will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday in the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel of Williams Funeral Home, Inc., 821 North Main Street, Sumter. The Remains will be placed in the church at 10:00 a. m. for viewing until time of services. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a. m., Saturday, October 1, 2022 at Joshua Church, 508 West Church Street, Bishopville, with the Rev. Carolyn Vaughn, Pastor of Amazing Grace Missionary Baptist Church, Sumter, officiating and Pastor Annette H. Rubin, eulogist. The procession will leave the home at 10:20 a. m.
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