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Claire Holland

December 4, 1927 — June 8, 2023

Claire Holland

Claire Mabry Holland age 95 of Brentwood, TN, 
formerly of Hickman, died peacefully in her sleep
on June 8, 2023, in Nashville, TN. She was the 
daughter of Charles Poindexter Mabry and Nell
Bondurant Mabry of Hickman, KY.

After graduating from Hickman HS, she attended 
Christian College, Columbia, MO, 1945-46, then
The University of Kentucky, graduating in Jan 1949
with a BS in Home Economics Education. While at 
UK she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta social 
sorority and honor societies Phi Upsilon Omicron & 
Kappa Delta Pi. After graduation she worked as a
teacher at Western School near Hickman and then
in Paducah at Union Carbide.

Claire married 1LT David K Holland on Oct. 30, 
1954, in Hickman, KY, becoming a “Career Army 
Wife” and homemaker. The couple had many Army
tours in the USA, Europe and Caribbean; two 
tours - Iran and Vietnam - she stayed in the US 
with the children. While stationed in the Washington 
DC area, Claire was President of the Federated 
Women’s Club of Pine Ridge, VA; and while at 
Ft. Monroe, VA, she served as President of the
Armed Forces Officer’s Wives’ Club. Later she
served as President of the Huguenot Society 
FMCV; Regent of the Campbell Chapter DAR;
and an officer in both the Colonial Dames XVII 
Century and Magna Charta Dames. Claire was a 
member of the First Christian Church of Hickman
and a longtime member of Community Bible
Church, Brentwood.

She is predeceased by her husband, Col. David K. 
Holland USA (Ret) and one grandson, David K. 
(Trey) Holland, III. 

Claire is survived by her two children: David 
(Jennifer) K. Holland Jr of Arbuckle, CA and 
Nancy N. Holland of Frederick, MD; 
grandchildren Melanie K (Brandon) Lundt of
Webster Groves, MO and John E (Sally) Holland
of Maplewood, MO; one great granddaughter, 
Lydia Lucy Iocca Holland, Maplewood; one
sister Joyce M. (John) Anderson; and many
nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service was held at Community Bible Church, 
Brentwood, June 10, 2023, with Pastors Jeremy Litts 
and Vince Greer officiating. 

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 13, 2023, at the First Christian
Church of Hickman (arrangements by Hornbeak Funeral Home,
Fulton, KY) with burial following at The Hickman City Cemetery
with Steve Coulson of 1st Christian Church of Hickman officiating. 

Active pallbearers included John Holland, Forrest Anderson, 
Anthony Williams, Austin Goodman, Jacob Goodman and Barry
Cardwell. Honorary pallbearers: Scott Anderson, David B. 
Holland, Jim Holland, Col (Ret) Andrew McVeigh, Milus 
Wallace, Garland Williams and Walter Goodman.

Claire loved the Lord, establishing, with her husband, many 
scholarships at Bible Colleges and Seminaries. She enjoyed
 her family and many friends, bible study, reading, travel, genealogy and bridge.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian 
Church, Hickman KY (c/o Steve Coulson 511 Moulton St Hickman KY 
42050); Community Bible Church 6005 Edmonson Pike Nashville TN 
37211; or to a charity of one’s choice.

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