LOWNDES -- Leila Bell Holton, 62, died Nov. 8, 2008, at her home.
Born July 24, 1946, in Albany, Ga., to the late Jerry Duncan Bouie Sr. and Doris Marion Ramsey Bouie Cox, she had lived most of her life in Georgia. In August 2008, she moved to Lowndes. She was a certified child care provider, a member of the Abundant Life Church in Georgia and had attended the Community Church of Christ near Lowndes. She was a member and volunteer with the Salvation Army in Georgia and the vice-president of the Senior Center in Jackson, Ga.
On March 23, 1988, in Albany, Ga., she married Riley Lamar Holton who survives of Jackson.
Other survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Aaron Willis and Anna Maria Holman of Lowndes; four brothers, Jerry Duncan Bouie Jr. and John Edwin Cox both of Albany, Thomas Eugene Cox Jr. of Leesburg, Ga., and Everett Lamar Cox of Baconton, Ga.; seven sisters, Juanita Bouie Winn and Mary Helen Cox Gore of Warner Robbins, Ga., Patricia Ann Bouie Gore and Betty Annell Cox Hester of Albany, April Dean Cox Nalley and Alice June Cox Gentry of Sylvester, Ga., and Robin Elaine Cox Guinn of McDonough, Ga.; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, William Douglas Holman.
Services were held today at the Community Church of Christ near Lowndes. Jack Rogers of Lowndes, Dale Rogers of Dexter, Mo., and John Nimmo of Sikeston officiated.
Burial followed in the Community Church of Christ Cemetery.
Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Puxico was in charge of arrangements.