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Ruth Virginia Elvis Holmes: Loris

1928 – 2022

     Ruth Virginia Elvis Holmes of Loris passed away on Thursday, Jan. 27 at McLeod Seacoast hospital following a short illness. She was 93.

     Born Aug. 8, 1928 in Aynor, she was the daughter of the late Sam Bethea Elvis and the late Lucy Anne Racer Elvis. Mrs. Holmes was a loving homemaker and a longtime member of Cane Branch Baptist Church where she was a former Sunday school teacher, worked with the food committee, and was a dedicated member of the Woman’s Missionary Union.

     Survivors include her two daughters, Betty Holmes Womack and husband Ben of Greensboro and Yvonne Holmes Jordan and husband Edward of Loris; a son, Freeman Roscoe Holmes, Jr. of Loris; four loving grandchildren, Jason H. Jordan, Berkley Womack and wife Khrystal, Barton Womack, and Chloe Holmes; a brother, Rev. Steve Elvis and wife, Patty of Conway; two sisters, Eleanor Hailey of Loris and Diana Elvis Collins of Conway; and three sisters-in-law, Myrtle Holmes Owen, Patty Elvis, and Ora Leigh Elvis.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Holmes was predeceased by her husband, Freeman Roscoe Holmes, Sr.; brothers Rev. Earl B. Elvis and Donald Elvis; and a sister, Frances Ray.

     Funeral services were planned for 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, at Cane Branch Baptist Church with Pastor Jon Johnson officiating, committal services following at Cane Branch Cemetery.

     Family planned to receive friends during the hour preceding the services at the church.

     Those who wish may make memorials to Cane Branch Baptist Church, 760 Cane Branch Road, Loris, SC 29569.

     A guest register is available here.