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James Tinsley Holmes Sr.
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James Tinsley “Jim” Holmes of Lake Burton, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014, after a brief but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

He is survived by: a son James and wife Mary of Asheville, North Carolina; a daughter, Molly Martin and husband Joe of Clemmons, North Carolina; and three grandchildren, Mary Manning Holmes, Claire and Emma Martin.

Jim was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Manning R. Holmes, in January of this year. Jim was a resident of Atlanta from 1971-2001. Jim worked in investment banking for Kidder Peabody and Morgan Keegan, eventually retiring in 2001 as a senior vice president. In retirement, Jim lived at Lake Burton, his “Camelot,” and became heavily involved in numerous civic organizations. Jim served as president of the Lake Burton Civic Association as well as remaining as an active director on the LBCA board. In addition, he served as treasurer for both Habitat for Humanity of Rabun County and the Rabun County League of Women Voters. A service will be held privately by the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: Richard’s Kids, 47 Deer Creek Trail, Clayton, GA 30525. An online guestbook is available at

The Clayton Tribune, June 12, 2014