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Margaret "Mimi" Holcomb was born September 27, 1932 in Jacksonville, Texas to Eddie Covington Reagan and Christine Fonti Reagan and passed away October 16, 2016. She was married to Oscar Holcomb until his death in 2004. Margaret was also predeceased by her parents; her brothers, Pat Reagan, Edward Reagan and wife Peggy; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Reagan.
Left to cherish her memory is her daughters, Aline Holcomb Canter and husband Mark, and Connie Holcomb Nice and husband William. She also leaves behind her grandchildren, Reagan Foster, Clay Canter and wife Brittney, Merry Caroline Curry and husband Shaymon, Lucas Foster and wife Michelle; five great-grandchildren, Abbie, Brennan, Rylie, Cane and Conleigh. She is also survived by brother, Johnny Reagan and wife Maureen; sister, Peggy Pike and husband Gene; a number of nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.
Margaret was an active member of the church of Christ in Frankston and member of various chapters of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority for 52 years where she achieved the highest sorority degree of Torch Bearer. Oscar and Margaret owned and operated the John Deere dealership in Jacksonville for many years before it closed in 1986. In 1987, after a brief retirement she became a real estate agent and continued on that path until the age of 81.
Margaret was the consummate hostess and loved having her home filled with family and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock in the afternoon Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville with Jonathan Adams and Steve Handley officiating. She will be laid to rest at Resthaven Memorial Park in Jacksonville.
Pallbearers will be Chris Bingham, Jerry Black, Jon Bruckner, Larry Clark, Charlie Coskey and Dean Dublin. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Laureate Iota Rho.
Visitation will begin on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 and friends are cordially invited to visit with Margaret's family from 5 to 7 o'clock in the evening at Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville.
Rather than customary condolences, memorials may be made to Hospice of East Texas 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, Texas 75701 or at www.hospiceofeasttexas.org.
Published on October 17, 2016
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