Terry Mason's Family History Site

Major lines: Allen, Beck, Borden, Buck, Burden, Carpenter, Carper, Cobb, Cook, Cornell, Cowan, Daffron, Davis, Downing, Faubion, Fauntleroy, Fenter, Fishback, Foulks, Gray, Harris, Heimbach, Henn, Holland, Holtzclaw, Jackson, Jameson, Johnson, Jones, King, Lewis, Mason, Massengill, McAnnally, Moore, Morgan, Overstreet, Price, Peck, Rice, Richardson, Rogers, Samuel, Smith, Taylor, Thomas, Wade, Warren, Weeks, Webb, Wodell, Yeiser.


Selected Families and Individuals

Source Citations

Minnie Ola Cooper

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6121050/minnie-manry. Image.

James Franklin Holland

1Holland Family Records Compiled by Pat & James H. Holland, Provided to T.Mason in 1999. "Entered the Army out of high school and spent 21 years in the military service, In W.W II going in on Naha Beach in France with the invasion forces, went through France, Belgum, Holland and Germany. Was wounded in the right elbow, was involved in three different battles. Joined the Air Force after the war, was sent to Korea in December 1950. Was in two battles before being moved to Japan and back to the States. Next sent to England in 1964, spent three years there with my wife and two oldest children. Our third child Jannice was born while there, returned to the states went into the missile program Cheyenne, Wyoming. Retired Nov 31, 1963. Went to work for a very good company - Big 3 Industrial Gases, home office Houston Texas. Served 29 years with that Co. The last few as Regional manager of West coast, in Southern Calif. Retired in California and moved to Arkansas to be with my wife's (Pat) mother."

2FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/170865299. "Monday, October 3, 2016 James Franklin Holland Sr. “Jim” passed from this world and joined his wife Patsy Jane Cranfill Holland in their eternal home in Heaven.

Married for 62 years, Pat and Jim raised 5 children James F. Holland, Jr. Judy (John) Bridges, Jannice (Dwight) Savage, Pam Soliman, and Lesa (Andrew) Palmer. Jim and Pat left a long legacy of 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Jim was born in Durant Oklahoma on December 12, 1923 to Robert William Holland and Juda Grace McCormack. Jim was the third of four children; Wilma Elliston, Wanda Risner and Robert Freeman. Jim was preceded in death by his wife, parents, siblings, his son James Jr. and Grandson Ahmed Soliman.

Jim was a true servant to God, his family and his Country. When he was just 17 years old, Jim “fibbed” so that he could enlisted in the Army, after 2 years he enlisted into the Air Force, where he perfected the art of making “Holland potatoes”. After over 24 years in the military and serving in World War II and the Korean War, Jim retired from the Air Force with a rank of Master Sergeant. After his distinguished military service, he went on to work for Big Three/Air Liquide America where through hard work he worked his way up in the company to Regional Manager, and retired from them after 27 years.

During his military career, Jim and Pat lived in many States across the U.S. as well as internationally in England. After his retirement, Jim and Pat settled in Mountain Home, Arkansas and he has been a long time resident. With a God-given heart for others, he could always be counted on for tireless prayers, encouraging words, and the shirt off his back. He shared his belief in Christ through his work with the Church, volunteering, serving as Deacon in many Churches throughout the years, including his Church in Mountain Home, First Baptist Church. He also served with The Gideon’s International for over 40 years.

Jim had many interests, especially genealogy which he practiced for many years. In his younger years, Jim and Pat enjoyed gardening and had quite the vegetable garden, which he gladly shared the harvest with his neighbors and friends.

Jim will be remembered by his family and friends as a loyal, kind and honest man with a true servant’s heart. We find comfort in the fact that we will see him and Pat one day in heaven.

Memorials may be made to Gideon’s International or the First Baptist Church Mission Program.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 7, 2016 at Roller Funeral Home with Reverend Dr. Tad Rogers officiating. A visitation will be Thursday from Noon until 9:00 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Baxter Memorial Gardens." Image.

Patsy Jane Cranfill

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/65660212/Patsy-Jane-Holland. "Patsy Jane Cranfill Holland
October 7, 1932 - February 11, 2011
Patsy Jane Cranfill Holland, age 78, of Mountain Home, Arkansas, passed away Friday, February 11, 2011, at her residence.

Patsy Cranfill Holland was born October 7, 1932, in Mountain Home, Arkansas, to Orvil and Odis Kirkland Cranfill. She married James F. Holland in Florida on October 9, 1948.

Mrs. Holland was a loving wife, mother and homemaker. During her husband's military and civilian career she lived in many different states and England. She enjoyed working and volunteering at the local church. She was a member of the Gideon's Auxiliary for over 35 years. Throughout the years she enjoyed many different hobbies. Genealogy and stamp collection were her favorites, which she pursued with her husband.

Mrs. Holland is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, James F. Holland: of the home; a son: James F. Holland, Jr.: the Philippines; four daughters: Judy (John) Bridges: Memphis, Tennessee; Jannice (Dwight) Savage: Simi Valley, California; Pam Soliman: Mountain Home; and Lesa (Andrew) Palmer: Kent, Washington; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister: Norma Jean Doshier; and a grandson: Ahmed Soliman.

Visitation will be from Noon-9:00 P.M. Friday, February 18, 2011, at Roller Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6-8:00 P.M. Funeral Services will be at 2:00 P.M. Saturday at First Baptist Church with Reverend Dr. David Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Baxter Memorial Gardens with Harold Appleby, Wade Armes, Bud Cooper, Jack Leach, Chuck Schelinski and Dr. John Sullivant as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of First Baptist Church and members of Gideon's International and its Auxiliary.

Memorials may be made to Gideon's International or the First Baptist Church Mission Program." Image.

Robert William Holland

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/96260437/Robert-William-Holland. Image.

Juda Grace McCormack

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/96260352/Juda-Grace-Holland. Image.