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Basil Holbrook dies at 88



Basil Holbrook, 88, died April 28 at his home at Ermine.

Born in Ermine, he was a son of the late William and Rachel Virginia Hall Holbrook, and a brother of the late Jason Holbrook, Cecil Holbrook, Edwin Holbrook, J.B. Holbrook, America Hall and Elizabeth Ison.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and was a member of the Nolen Masonic Lodge #806 at Pine Mountain, and a Shriner with the Oleika Temple in Lexington.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia Hope Holbrook; a daughter, Judith Lynn Collins of Ermine; two grandchildren, Brandon Tolliver and wife Lori, and Crystal Collins Sparks and husband Gareth John; and three great-grandchildren, Laken Hope Tolliver, MaKenna Shae Tolliver and Mattalynn Reed Sparks.

Funeral services were held May 2 at Edwin Holbrook Primitive Baptist Church. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.

Everidge Funeral Home of Whitesburg had charge of arrangements.



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