Leila Bell Holton, the daughter of the late Jerry Duncan Bouie, Sr. and the late Doris Marion Ramsey Bouie Cox, was born in Albany, Ga., on July 24, 1946, and died at her home in Lowndes on Nov. 8, 2008, at the age of 62.
Mrs. Holton had lived in Georgia most of her life and had moved to Lowndes in August 2008. She was a certified child care provider, was 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, the vice-president of the Senior Center in Jackson, Ga. and she loved to cook and spent time with her grandchildren.
On March 23, 1988, she was married to Riley Lamar Holton in Albany, Ga.
Surviving are her husband, Riley Lamar Holton of Jackson, Ga.; one son, Aaron Willis Holman of Lowndes; two grandchildren; four brothers, Jerry Duncan Bouie, Jr. and John Edwin Cox both of Albany, Ga., Thomas Eugene Cox, Jr. of Leesburg, Ga., Everett Lamar Cox of Baconton, Ga.; seven sisters, Juanita Bouie Winn and Mary Helen Cox Gore, both of Warner Robbins, Ga., Patricia Ann Bouie Gore and Betty Annell Cox Hester, both of Albany, Ga., April Dean Cox Nalley and Alice June Cox Gentry, both of Sylvester, Ga., and Robin Elaine Cox Guinn of McDonough, Ga.
She was preceded in death by one son, William Douglas Holman.
Visitation was held after 12 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 10, 2008, at the Community Church of Christ near Lowndes.
Funeral services were conducted on Monday, Nov. 10, 2008, at 1 p.m. at the Community Church of Christ near Lowndes with Bro. Jack Rogers of Lowndes, Bro. Dale Rogers of Dexter and Bro. John Nimmo of Sikeston officiating.
Interment followed in the Community Church of Christ Cemetery near Lowndes with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico in charge of arrangements.