May 13, 2013
Katherine Holcomb, 93
Katherine “Clay” Holcomb , 93, passed away peacefully on Mother’s Day, May 12, 2013, at Hempstead Manor, following an extended illness. She was born in Greenup County, Ky. on June 19, 1919, to the late Russell Clay and Nannie “Barnhardt” Clay.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jerome Holcomb of 58 years in September of 1991, and by a son Paul Eugene Holcomb in 2002. Also by her siblings, Russell (Buddy), John Henry, Edsel, Billy Ray, Donald, and Terry Clay, sisters, Adeline, Yvonne Clay and a great granddaughter Kystral Litteral.
She is survived by a daughter Juanita “George” Bond of St. Paul, Kentucky, two sons Ellis “Phyllis” Holcomb of South Shore, Ky., Bill ”Pat” Holcomb of Douglasville, Ga., two sisters Dorothy Oney of Las Vegas, Nevada, Beverly Jo “Jim” Reeder of South Portsmouth, Ky., two Brothers Ronald “Nevadean” Clay of Vista, Calif. and Willard Clay of West Portsmouth, Ohio. She also had 15 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 14 great great grandchildren.
She was a former employee of Williams Shoe Factory of Portsmouth, Ohio and was a faithful member of Firebrick Christian Baptist Church for several years as the oldest member. She leaves behind several good friends, especially Pauline Cordelle, who was more like a sister.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at the Firebrick Christian Baptist Church in Firebrick, Ky. with Rev. Raymond Lewis, officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, South Shore, Ky. Friends may call at the Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore, Ky. Tuesday, May 14, 2013, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and from noon until the funeral hour at the Church on Wednesday. For condolences, visit: www.robersonhome.com