December 26, 1920 - February 12, 2019
Mrs. Gertrude Abernathy Holland, age 98 of Rockmart passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Mrs. Holland was born December 26, 1920 in Bartow County, daughter of the late Bart E. Abernathy and the late Lela Ellen Parker Abernathy. She was a homemaker and a member of the Piedmont Ave. Baptist Church. Mrs. Holland was also an active member of the Rockmart-Aragon Rebekah Lodge No. 28 where she served in many positions at the state and local levels. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Othel “Okie” Holland on October 16, 1979; daughter, Jeri Lynn Holland; sister, Helen Woods; brother, Robert Abernathy; and two sons-in-law, Ralph Jerry Wheeler and James Haney. Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Wheeler of Powder Springs and Judy Haney of Rockmart; son, Johnny Mack Holland and his wife Myra of Greenback, Tennessee; brother, B. L. Abernathy of Rockmart; five grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Holland will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. in the chapel of the Freeman Harris Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Lester officiating. A eulogy will be given by Mrs. Dawn Dempsey. Interment services will follow in the family lot of Aragon Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Tyler Hoptroff, Ben Hoptroff, Dan Hoptroff, Zachery Dempsey, Jacob Holland, Jonathan Holland, Nicholas Forsyth and Gavin Statham. Honorary pallbearers will be Barry Dempsey, Danny Forsyth, Stan Hoptroff, Chuck Tinsley, Donald Abernathy, Ronald Abernathy and Andy Holland. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday evening, February 15, 2018 between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. Freeman Harris Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral services for Mrs. Gertrude Abernathy Holland.
Mrs. Gertrude Abernathy Holland, age 98 of Rockmart passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Mrs. Holland was born December 26, 1920 in Bartow County, daughter of the late Bart E. Abernathy and the late Lela Ellen Parker Abernathy. She was... View Obituary & Service Information
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