Mary Holder Tew

Mary Holder Tew of Ridgeland, 86, former resident of Laurel, died  February 4 at St. Dominic Hospital after a brief illness.

A graveside service was held February 6 at Lake Park Cemetery in Laurel. The Rev. Joseph Wheat officiated.

Mary was a member of First United Methodist Church in Laurel and attended Highland Presbyterian Church during her years in Ridgeland.

She was born in Bay Springs to Dr. G.E. Holder and his wife Marguerite Holder. She was graduated from George S. Gardner High School, attended Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., and was graduated from the University of Alabama.

While living in Laurel, she was an active member of the Garden Club, Junior Auxiliary, and the Laurel Little Theater.

She enjoyed women’s fashion and working in retail sales for many years, as well as being a retail buyer. The arts, travel, and cooking were things for which she had a great love, but her passion was time spent with her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband Lowell W. Tew.

Mary is survived by her daughter Marguerite (Philip) Hall of Franklin, Tenn., and her son Bill (Mindy) of Ridgeland; eight grandchildren: Mary Melinda (Jeffrey) Little of Oxford, Lowell Lofton Tew of Nashville, Sarah Elizabeth (Harper) Solop of Ridgeland, Salena Kathryn (Brice) Tew of Birmingham, Clara Marguerite Tew of Ridgeland, William James Hall, Mary Marguerite Hall and Madeleine Elizabeth Hall of Franklin, Tenn.; three great-grand children: William Lawrence Little and Lilly James Little of Oxford, and Ava Harper Solop of Ridgeland.

Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

 

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