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Holley R. Randolph of Atlanta

Holley A. Randolph, 96, of Atlanta passed away at 7:45 p.m. Friday (Oct. 25, 2013) at Heartland Health Care Center, Normal.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Atlanta United Methodist Church. The funeral will follow at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Rob Roy officiating. Burial will be in Randolph Cemetery, rural Kenney.

Holley Adair was born Sept. 14, 1917, in Waynesville, the daughter of Andrew V. and Susan E. Holley Adair. She married Richard Roy Randolph on Feb. 27, 1938, in Waynesville. He preceded her in death April 20, 1995.

She is survived by her children, Laura S. (Charles) Baue, Bloomington; Ruth (Glenn) Gordon, Atlanta; and Sarah (Marty) Shipley, Bloomington; her grandchildren, Steven Gordon, David G. Gordon, Dianna Gordon Laney, Suzanne Gordon Hines, John Cisco, James Cisco and Jennifer Cheek; and nine great-grandchildren. Other survivors include special sisters-in-law, Nellie Randolph Leimbach, Mount Pulaski, and Leona Adair, Florida; plus many cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, David L. Randolph; and two brothers, Robert G. Adair and James R. Adair.

Holley graduated from Waynesville High School and attended Illinois State Normal University. She worked with her husband for many years in the Randolph Insurance Agency, Atlanta.

Holley was a member of the Atlanta United Methodist Church, Atlanta United Methodist Women and the Atlanta Women’s Club. She was known as an excellent cook, and enjoyed painting, music, animals and flowers. A sweet and gentle person, Holley was dedicated to her family and always placed others first. She will be missed dearly by those whose lives she touched.

The family would like to thank Dr. Steven Kindred and the nursing staff at Heartland Health Care Center for the care their mother received as their patient for many years.

Memorials may be made to the Atlanta United Methodist Church, the Baby Fold or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Quiram Peasley Funeral Home, Atlanta.