May 25, 1919 ~ May 17, 2020

Born in: Beckton, KY
Resided in: Beckton, KY

Anna Bridges Holman, 100, of Beckton died Sunday, May 17, 2020 at Glenview Health Care, Glasgow, KY, after an extended illness. Born in Beckton (Barren County) on May 25, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Henry P. and Myrtie Richmond Bridges.

She was a lifelong member of Beech Grove Baptist Church near Beckton. She served for decades there as church clerk, church treasurer, and Sunday school teacher. She worked as an Executive Secretary at Hill Service Company in Glasgow from 1937 – 1948. She was a secretary at Red Cross Elementary School from 1967 – 1999, retiring after 32 years.

Survivors include five children, Helen (Sam) Peavler of Hoover, AL, Henry (Susan) Holman of Cave City, KY, Jane (Michael) Ramsey of Paducah, KY, Charles (Linda) Holman of Beckton, KY, Nancy (Kevin) Smith of Ocala, FL; 11 Grandchildren, Sarah Peavler & Lydia (Drew) Snipes, Emily (Mike) Chipman & Ellen (Jessie) Poynter, Allan Ramsey & Laura (Tim) Poland, Sidney (Brooke) Holman & Travis Holman, Stephen (Miranda) Smith, Aaron (Yamila) Smith & Scott Smith; 13 Great-grandchildren, Grady & Charlotte Snipes, Anna, Kate & Ginny Chipman, Emma & Ava Poynter, Haiden, Connor & Zachary Poland, Leah, Walker & Jackie Holman; two sisters, Ruth Bridges Wood of Glasgow, KY and Mary Bridges Jones of Ft. Walton Beach, FL. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Charles Travis Holman; a grandson, William Haiden Holman; and three sisters, Emma Catherine, Julia Maedelle, and Helen Richmond Bridges.

A private, family graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 23rd at the Beech Grove Cemetery. A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

The family wishes to express special thanks to the staff of Glenview Health Care for their care over the past year.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Beech Grove Cemetery, 715 Davidson Road, Glasgow, KY 42141.

A.F. Crow & Son is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Holman
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  1. To the Holman family,
    I am very sorry for your loss. I know most of your children having gone to school with you at Park City. Henry of course was a classmate in our graduating class of 1968. With my sympathy, support and prayers. May God be with you. What a wonderful and long life of 100 years Mrs. Holman reached.

  2. Sorry for your loss , she was a very special lady. Secretary at Red Cross when I started in the second grade. Went to school with Helen all 12 years.

  3. In a time of such uncertainty, it saddens our hearts that such a precious soul has gone to her forever home. The staff at Glenview want to extend our deepest condolences and we want to thank you for giving us the pleasure and privilege of coming to know her and helping to care for her in her final year. Her soft voice and sweet smile will forever be treasured by us. ❀️

  4. Ms Anna was one of the sweetest ladies I know. I was truly blessed with her friendship. Prayers for her sweet family. I was so thankful that Ms Holman and my mom(Vivianne Bybee) became such good friends at Glenview. Rest easy sweet angel.

  5. From Lowell & Eva Renick, we are so sorry for your loss. This is such a bad time to lose a loved one. It is never easy to give them up but it is really bad when you can’t have friends to support you.

  6. Jane and Michael, I was so sorry to read about your Mother. It’s so amazing that she lived such a long life, but she accomplished so much during those years. I wish I could be there for her end-of-life celebration. My heart will be there for you. Sending lots of hugs your way.

  7. Anna was the consummate professional and taught a lot of us, not only bookkeeping skills, but most importantly, life skills. Rest well. God bless her family and friends.

  8. My condolences to the family for your loss, and a celebration of Mrs. Holman’s long and productive life. What things she must have seen, and stories she must have had to tell! And a blessing to have such a large and loving family.

    • To Chuck and Linda Holoman I thought a lot of your mom she was a sweet lady and always enjoyed her at Red Cross School so sorry to here of her passing you all will be in my prayers πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™from Patty Hale Gosser

  9. Chuck and Linda so sorry for the loss of your mother she was a very special lady and always had a sweet smile for us when we always got to school at Red Cross she will be greatly missed so sending you all love and prayers for the family β€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™πŸ™

  10. So sorry to hear of Mrs. Holman’s death! She was such a sweet lady! She was a wonderful secretary and I enjoyed working with her!
    Sending prayers for the family!
    Kim and Joe Michael Moore

  11. To Nancy and the rest of the family,

    What an amazing accomplishment to live 100+ years. She was a kind hearted person and raised a wonderful family. Nancy and I, Debbie, went all 12 years to school together at a time when we had to choose when to go to BCHS. Seven of us chose to go to BCHS our junior year. So we all, parents too, had a special connection. Nancy, I hope that God will grant you and your family wonderful memories of your mother to help you through this time.
    Call me when things settle down, we are in the phone book. Love to all!

  12. On behalf of my grandfather, Karl Rapp, (Hill Service Co.) I extend sympathy to all the family of Anna Bridges Holman. I have many good memories of going to the office from Liberty Street Elementary and Anna welcoming me. I imagine she and Granddaddy are having a good laugh at the way businesses are being run today β€” and the cost of gas and tires! β€œSorrow is for today but memories are forever.”

  13. I am so very sorry for your loss. It is very difficult to lose a mother, especially one who has had a huge impact on your life/lives. Please cherish the wonderful memories that you have of Mrs. Holman and know that she was certainly a very special person.

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