Leamalie “Ted” Holmes

Published 2:26 pm Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Mr. Leamalie “Ted” Holmes was born July 19, 1922, in Tylertown, Miss., to the late Hollis and Lilia Henry Magee Holmes. He departed this life July 24, 2021, at his residence in Bogalusa.

Mr. Ted, as everyone so fondly knew him, was a lifelong resident of Bogalusa. Everyone knew him as having a hotdog stand across the street from BHS football stadium with his freshly made hamburgers and his famous donuts.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his three daughters, Amy Louise Holmes-Judkins of Louisville, Ky., Ethel (Jerome) LaBostrie of Glenn Heights, Texas, and Sylvia Holmes-Myers of Belzoni, Miss.; one son, Lattiemore (Patricia) Holmes II of Bogalusa; 23 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, great-nieces, great-great-nieces; nephews, great-nephews, great-great-nephews, cousins and friends. He is also survived by two neighborhood girls that were like his daughters, Melba Jean Newkirk-Demus of Los Angeles, Calif., and Loretta Ratcliff-Sinclair of Newark, Calif.; two grandchildren they raised as their own sons, Charlie Oneal of Bogalusa and Eric Gerrard of Baton Rouge; and a longtime friend of the family who became like a son, Michael McClure of Detroit, Mich.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mrs. Johnnie Mae Jones in 1994 and his second wife, Nercille Morris in 2010. Three of his six children also preceded him in death: Elton Jean in 1984, Hollis Lee in 2008, and Leamalie “Ted Jr.” in 2011.

The drive-through viewing will be Thursday, Aug. 5, at Crain and Sons Funeral Home from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. The funeral service will be held Friday, Aug. 6, at Crain and Sons Funeral Home at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Raymond Mims officiating.

Interment will be at the Bogalusa Cemetery.

Repast will be at Pat and Lat Place on Marshall Richarson Road.

Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Bogalusa is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook online at www.crainandsons.com.