2017-09-06 / Obituaries

Services held for Cleo Holbrook

Funeral services for Cleo Wampler Cates Holbrook, 81, of Craft’s Colly, were held September 1 in Whitesburg. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.

Mrs. Holbrook died August 30.

Born in Neon, she was a daughter of the late Abe and Elease Smedley Wampler. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Chris Cates and Albert Cates; five brothers, Tommy Wampler, Curtis Wampler, Cecil Wampler, Tony Wampler and Jackie Wampler; two sisters, Lelia Burton and Larue Wampler; and a grandchild, Hale Cates.

Surviving are her husband, Arco Holbrook; six sons, Andy Cates and wife Angie, Anthony Banks, Joe Banks, Austin Banks and Keaston Banks, all of Whitesburg, and Barry Cates and wife Vernice of Pikeville; four daughters, Shondra Adams and husband Tony, of Whitesburg; Michelle Fleming and husband Russell of Mayking, Lisa Gibson and husband Lindsey of Prestonsburg, and Rhonda Adams and husband Jeff of Sergent; two brothers, Jimmy Wampler of Kettering, Oh., and Frankie Wampler of Michigan City, Ind.; three sisters, Shelia Lewis of Whitesburg, Saundra Wampler of Fairborn, Oh., and Phyllis Thacker of Pikeville; a friend, Billie Kincer; 20 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.

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