Rev. Preston Holder

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Rev. Preston Holder, 89, of Jonesville, and a former resident of LaSalle Parish, passed from this life on Friday, May 4, 2018, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. Rev. Holder was a retired Baptist minister, having served as pastor of Pine Grove Baptist Church of Rhinehart, as well as many other churches in this area. He was also a former employee in the petroleum industry. While he was pastor at Pine Grove, he assisted his wife, Ruby, in establishing the first Mission House in Jena. Services were held at 3 p.m., Friday, May 11, at the Pine Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Scotty McDowell, Dennis Baker, Craig James, and Mickey Hudnall officiating. Interment followed in the Pine Grove Cemetery of Rhinehart under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Lucille Jones Holder; parents, George and Maden Mae Waldrup Holder; son, Preston Holder, Jr.; brother and sister-in-law, Ledford and Marcellean Holder; and sister, Dorothy Holder Flowers. Those left to cherish his memory are a son, Curtis Holder and wife Sue; a brother, Freddie Holder and wife Jean; grandchildren, Preston “Jim” Holder and wife Jessica, Cory M. Holder, Katherine F. Jaramillo and husband Nikki, Kenneth D. Holder and Katie E. Holder; 11 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

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