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James Paul Holder, 83

James Paul Holder, 83, of McMinnville (Centertown community), died Tuesday, Jan.15 at River Park Hospital.
He was born Oct. 6, 1929, in Warren County and was a farmer, the owner of Paul Holder Realty & Auction Company, a founding member of the Warren County Board of Realtors, former member of the Tennessee Real Estate Commission, former member of Noon Rotary Club, former director of City Bank & Trust Company, a charter member of Warren County Lions Club, and former alderman for the city of Centertown.
Mr. Holder served his country during the Korean War with the U.S. Army, was a POW, a Purple Heart Recipient, and formerly held memberships with both the American Legion and VFW posts. He was of the Baptist faith and was preceded in death by parents Herbert and Ella Williamson Holder, wife Myrtle V. Holder, grandson Steven McQuade Miller, and brothers Ray and Jason (Sarah Alma) Holder.
Survivors include daughter Paulette Holder Miller, stepson Mike Hayes, grandsons David (Natalie) Miller and Kevin (Danielle) Miller, great-grandchildren Anslee Grace Miller, Aiden McQuade Miller, Emma Faith Miller, and Shelby Nicole Miller, step-grandchildren Jamie (Brandy) Hayes and Chris Hayes, step great-grandchild Haylie Hayes, brother and sister-in-law John D. and Alma Lee Holder, sister-in-law Nancy Holder, and special friend Villa Mitchell. Several nieces, nephews, cousins, family members, and friends also survive.
Funeral service is 2 p.m. Friday at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. James Dillon and Bobby Wheeler will officiate. Interment will follow at Centertown Cemetery. Military grave rites will be administered by American Legion Post 173 and VFW Post 5064. Members of the Warren County Board of Realtors are asked to serve as honorary pallbearers. The Holder family will receive friends today from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Centertown Elementary School Library, 376 Warrior Blvd., McMinnville, TN 37110. Online condolences may be made at
McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Jan. 18, 2013

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