Lou Alice Fae Atchley King Holderby
Lou Alice Fae Atchley King Holderby, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at the age of 93. She was the seventh of eleven children born to Frank and Della Atchley on January 2, 1927. As a child she traveled throughout the US with her evangelist parents spreading the good news of the gospel to all that would listen until 1946 when she married her first husband, Cal King. They started their family shortly thereafter and had five children, Cleatus Calvin, Brenda Lou, Darrel Wayne, Rhonda Kay and Darala Sue.
In 1976, she married her second husband, Thomas Holderby until his death in 2014. Lou Alice was employed by the International Headquarters of the Assembly of God Churches in Springfield, Mo from 1974 until her retirement in 1991. She was well known for her chocolate pie, blackberry cobbler, apple dumplings, sweet pickles, pea salad and for loving her family unconditionally. She loved getting mail and talking on the phone to get caught up with all the gossip of the family that lived away from her. As she lovingly referred to her great-grandchildren as her babies, prior to her stroke last December she loved playing baby dolls, teddy bears and cars with those that lived close by and always enjoyed visits from any of the other family members. She was also a master at crocheting and until a few years ago, she made afghans for her children, dolls and animal toys for her grandchildren and baby blankets for her great grandchildren. She loved to read, play games and put puzzles together for family time. She has many trophies from her Atchley Family Reunions for Rook and Horseshoes and was a champion at dominoes when playing with her family. More recently you would find her either watching a Western or a Hallmark movie to pass the time. Her caregivers continued her daily devotions with her each day and we watched Church services every Sunday.
Lou Alice is preceded in death by both husbands; son, Cleatus King; daughter-in-Law, Diane King; daughter, Brenda Morrill; Son, Darrel King; granddaughter, Angela King; grandson, Darin Morrill and grandson, David King.
She is survived by her sister, Lola O’neal and husband Jack; daughters, Rhonda Pearsall and husband Dale, Darala Olle and husband Michael; son-in-law, Layne Morrill and daughter-in-law, Carolyn King; grandchildren, Nathan King (Leslie), Shelly Morrill Pollard (Landon), Gina Morrill Olson (Neil), Bob Morrill (Cari), Kim King Weiler (Greg), Miranda King Cupit (Mark), Brady Pearsall, Greg Pearsall, Aubrey Olle Smith (Jason), Stefani Olle Smith (Jeremy), Bryan Olle (Heather), Sara Birdwell (Cameron), John Olle (Krystle); 28 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton, TX on Saturday, December 5 at 11:00 am with Rev. Tim Stoker officiating. Lou Alice will be transported to Missouri to her final resting place with a graveside service at the Blue Eye Cemetery in Blue Eye, Missouri under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville, MO. This service will be officiated by Rev. Joe Edmonson on Saturday, December 12 at 11:00 am.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Nathan King, Brady Pearsall, Greg Pearsall, Mark Cupit, Greg Weiler and John Olle.
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