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James Earl Bud Holt, 82
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James Earl “Bud” Holt, 82, died at his home Saturday, Aug. 10. 
He was a first sergeant in the U.S. Army with 27 years of active service in Vietnam, Korea and Germany. He was a member Pearls of Christ Church, Sewanee Lodge No. 405 F&AM at Tracy City, Al Menah Shrine of Nashville and the Scottish Rite Bodies of Chattanooga. He was born in Sherwood, Tenn., on March 15, 1931 to Arvis Milburn Holt and Ruthie Jane Jackson Holt, who preceded him in death along with his infant son James Earl “Buster” Holt Jr.; sisters, Beulah Mae Kirk, Willie Ruth Matlock, Laura Jean Singleton and Shirley Ann Payne.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years Robeata “Fran” Griffith Holt; son, Arvis William “Jim” Holt (Renita) of Murfreesboro; daughters, Patsy Michel (Neil) of Idaho and Karen Knight of New Mexico; brothers, Arvis Milburn Holt Jr., of Hendersonville, and Johnny Holt (Lana) of Pelham; grandchildren, Leigh Ann Belmap (Kevin), James Michel, Krystal Meeks (Billy), Johnny Ray Holt, Lili Anna Vaught and Jacob McAfee Holt; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Monday at the funeral home chapel with ministers Arvis W. Holt, Anthony Wanamaker and Alton Scruggs officiating. Burial followed at Hunerwadel Cemetery with military honors provided by the Sequatchie Valley Honor Guard. Masonic services were also held.
Layne Funeral Home of Altamont was in charge of arrangements.
Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Aug. 14, 2013