Dovard A. Holton: July 28, 2016

Published 2:08 pm Thursday, July 28, 2016

BAXLEY — Miles-Nobles Funeral Home and Crematory announces the services for Dovard Allen Holton, age 79, who passed away Thursday, July 28, 2016, at Appling Health Care Systems. He was a resident of Sumter County most of his life and a graduate of Brewton Parker College. He was an instructor at South Georgia Technical College in Americus retiring after 30 years of service; an avid girls softball coach for many years and a member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church. He loved gardening and sharing his bountiful crops with all his friends and neighbors.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Mary Alice Jarrells Holton; one brother, J.B. Holton; six sisters, twins, Thelmar and Selmer Holton, Lizzie McCall, Lena Turner, Mary Alice Reezes and Myrtle Holton; one niece, Terry Lynn Reezes and one nephew, Robert Reezes.

Survivors include three nieces, Ileene Eunice and husband Jerald of Bristol, Doris Hutcheson and husband Winston of Jesup and Hazel Highsmith of Odum; three nephews, Wallace Hilton Reezes and wife Barbara, Howard Reezes and wife Carol and Keith Reezes and wife Melissa all of Zephyrhills, Fla.; other family also survive.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 2016, at Mount Vernon Baptist Church with the Rev. Rick Brown and the Rev. Darrel Quinn officiating.

Interment will follow.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to services in the Mount Vernon Baptist Church Social Hall.

Active pallbearers will be friends and family.

Friends and family may sign the online guest book at

Miles-Nobles Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements for Dovard Allen Holton.