Obituaries

James Stephen Holt

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James Stephen Holtvof Little Rock, was born in Leachville, Ark., on 07/20/1967 and died 01/28/2014 at the age of 46, from ALS. Stephen was diagnosed with both ALS and Lyme disease this past July. Stephen loved the Lord, his family, his work as a lawyer, missionary service (especially in Paraguay) and hunting and fishing (especially with his son, Will and his buddies at deer camp). Stephen is survived by his wife, Patience Pruitt Holt, daughter, Abbey Holt, son, Will Holt, mother, Brenda McClearn Holt of Leachville, older brother, Micheal Holt of San Diego, Calif., and younger brother, David Holt of Little Rock. Stephen is preceded in death by his father, James Leo Holt of Water Valley, Mississippi (11/8/1934 - 7/5/2001), the son of Daniel Holcomb Holt of Water Valley, Mississippi (12/6/1893 - 4/24/1946), the son of Andrew Neal Holt of Panola, Mississippi (9/17/1852 - 1/21/1920), the son of Thomas Leo Holt of Dickinson County, Tennessee (1824 - 7/7/1862), the son of William Neal Holt of Orange County, North Carolina (1794 - 10/1853). The family will host a visitation at Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock at 6-8 p.m., on Thursday, January 30, 2014 Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 31, 2014 at Immanuel Baptist Church with Pastor Gary Hollingsworth, former IBC Pastor Stan Paris and Reverend Rex M. Horn officiating. Interment will be at Riverwood Memorial Gardens in Maumelle, after which family and friends are invited back to the Holt home in Maumelle for food and fellowship. The family requests that any memorial gifts be directed to either the Acts 1:8 Fund at Immanuel Baptist Church, 501 N Shackleford, Little Rock, Ark. 72211, or to the Stephen Holt Paraguayan Church Building Memorial Fund at the Arkansas Baptist Foundation, 10117 Kanis Rd., Little Rock, Ark. 72205. Online guestbook:www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/chenal

Published January 31, 2014