Mrs. Holcombe was born in Newberry, Sept. 18, 1920, a daughter of the late James and Essie Mae Walker Parrish. She was retired from United Merchants, Buffalo Plant and was a member of Buffalo Baptist Church where she was a former member of the WMU and treasurer of her Sunday school class. Mrs. Holcombe was a volunteer with the Union Co. Meals on Wheels and the Union Co. Council on Aging. She had been named Woman of the Year (1998) by WBCU Radio and Volunteer of the Year (1993) with the Buffalo Senior Citizens Center.
Surviving are a son, Sidney Edwin Holcombe, Jr. and wife Faye of Gastonia, NC; a brother, Ralph Zimmerman and wife Jackie of Louisiana; three grandchildren, Sidney Edwin Holcombe, III (Trey) and wife Bonny, Christopher Holcombe and wife Maggie and Jeanna Lynn Walters; a great-grandson, Benjamin Cole Walters.
Mrs. Holcombe was predeased by a daughter, Brenda Holcombe, two brothers and six sisters.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2011 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Johnny Burgess and Rev. Wayne Cook. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.
Active pallbearers will be Trey Holcombe, Christopher Holcombe, Scotty Zimmerman, Chad Zimmerman, Joe Zimmerman, Jr., and Allen Braxton.
Visitation will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday evening at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of South Carolina, Union Unit, 408 N. Duncan ByPass, Suite 6, Union, SC 29379.
The family will be at their respective homes.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc. (www.holcombefuneralhomes.com)