The Times Leader
Princeton, Ky.
Nov 22, 2000
Mrs Alta Furn Holland, 82, formerly of Trigg County, died Tuesday, Nov 21, 2000 at her home in Louisville, Ky following a short illness.
A homemaker and member of Hurricane Baptist Church in Trigg County, she was born Sept 5, 1918, in Trigg County, Ky., a daughter of the late O.T. and Docia Gray Boyd.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Nello B. Holland on Jan 6, 1996.
Survivors include a son, Phillip Holland of Louisville ; two grandchildren ; three step-grandchildren ; two great-great-grandchildren ; two brothers, Rev O.D. Boyd of Trigg County and Guy Boyd of Fairview Heights, ILL. ; three sisters, Katherine Gentry of Dawson Springs, Ernestine Marshall of Lyon County, and Audrey Justus of Bellville, ILL.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Nov 22, at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton.
Burial will follow in Holland Cemetery in Trigg County, Ky.


             "Mat Holland Dead At Age Of Seventy"
  "Was One of Trigg County's Leading Farmers and Prominent Citizens"

  "Death Follows Lingering Illness and General Paralysis Cause of Death."

  "Mr. S.M. Holland, one of Trigg County's outstanding farmers and most highly respected citizens, died last Friday at this home near Rock Castle.  He had been in poor health for some months, and death was caused by general paralysis.

  "Mr. Holland was a native of Trigg county and spent all his life here.  His father was the late John A. Holland, the mother being Minerva Standrod, an aunt of Dr. S.E. Standrod, of Rock Castle.

The father was a Virginian, while the mother was a native-born Kentuckian.   "Mr. Holland was born November 7th, 1857, and had he lived until next November would have been seventy years of age.  He grew to manhood on the farm of his father, and on November 4th, 1880, he was united in marriage to Miss Lucy K. Baker, a beautiful and charming girl and daughter of Esq. Blake Baker. The wife died some twenty years ago, and the following children survive:  Hon. A.B. Holland, former Representative in the Legislature, of Trigg county;  Mrs. Dick Alexander, of Eddyville; Mrs. David E. Cunningham of Memphis; Sebree Holland, of Arkansas, and Mrs. Claude C. Grasty of Hopkinsville.   "A second wife, to whom he was married several years ago, survives him.   "Mr. Holland was not only one of the largest land owners of the entire county, but one of our most substantial and most successful farmers, and as a citizen was one of the county's most prominent.   "He was a man of superior intelligence, big-hearted and kind, a loyal friend and a neighbor the second to none.  As a husband and father he was indulgent and kind, and never turned a deaf ear to the cry of need or to those in distress.  His home was one of the most hospitable, and hundreds are those who enjoyed his bounty and the happy association of his fireside.  He loved his friends and had hundreds, and in his going to the world from which no traveler ever returns he leaves many heart sad and hosts of loving relatives and dear friends heart-broken and lonely.   "Trigg county had few men who ranked above him as a citizen.
"In the presence of a large crowd of dear ones the funeral and burial took place Sunday afternoon.  Rev. J.D. Woodson, of Kuttawa, conducted the funeral service, and the burial followed at the Baker grave yard near his home."

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