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Edna Frances Holcomb

November 6, 1935 — November 15, 2023

Athens, GA

Edna Owensby Holcomb, 88, Athens (formerly of Colbert), passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at her home Terra Bella Epps Bridge Retirement Community.

Mrs. Holcomb was the widow of Terry C. Holcomb to whom she was happily married 64 years. Born in Madison County, she was the daughter of Garnet and Lillie B. Owensby and was also preceded in death by two brothers, Joe Owensby and Bobby Owensby, and a daughter, Sandra Denise.

Edna’s favorite things included living in various places throughout the US and overseas during their military years, traveling in their RV after her retirement, campground hosting, and making new friends in the temporary workplaces. She also was an avid reader and crocheted for craft shows. She was an LPN at Athens Regional Medical Center for many years, a career she loved, after graduating from nursing school at 43 years of age. When she was no longer able to live alone, she chose to live at Iris Place, later renamed Terra Bella Epps Bridge, where she made many new friends.

Graveside services are Saturday November 18, 2023 11:30 am at Danielsville Memorial Gardens. The family will visit at the funeral home from 10:00am to 11:30am. The interment will be in Danielsville Memorial Gardens

Survivors include her three children, David (Barbara) Holcomb of West Point, Utah; Michael (Susan) Holcomb of Hull; and Janet (Kurk) Lance of Maxeys; siblings, Ed (Carol) Owensby, Jimmy (Shirley) Owensby, Elizabeth (Willard) Crider, Marie (Randy) Hill, Jeriel (Emily) Owensby, and Steve (Evie) Owensby, fourteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; and multiple nieces and nephews.

Her family would like to thank Family Hospice of Athens for their unwavering and tender care as well as Barbara Foster and her staff with At Home Loving Care for their compassion and love during her final months.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the American Cancer Association or to a charity of your choice.

Lord & Stephens Funeral Homes, Danielsville, GA is in charge of arrangements.

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Saturday, November 18, 2023

10:00 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

Lord and Stephens - Danielsville

963 Georgia 98, Danielsville, GA 30633

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Saturday, November 18, 2023

Starts at 11:30 am (Eastern time)

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Sunset Circle, Danielsville, GA 30633

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