Martha Rae (Jeralds) Holland

May 11, 1945 ~ April 30, 2021 (age 75)


Martha Rae Holland, 75, of Bush, passed away Friday, April 30, 2021, at home.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at Blairsville Cemetery, with Pastor Greg Parker officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made to American Cancer Society.

Martha was born May 11, 1945, in Cambria, to John and Edna (Walker) Jeralds. She met the love of her life, William “Bill” McLafferty, while both working at Tuck Tape in Carbondale. She and Bill enjoyed going to the Senior Citizens Center in Carbondale, where they played cards, shared meals with other members and enjoyed many activities. They shared over 38 years together before his passing on January 6, 2018.

She is survived by her daughter, Lavina D. (Mark) Stroud; daughter-in-law, Rita Holland; son-in-law, Charles Inchcliff; grandchildren, Virgil O’Brien, Brandie Holland (Michael Needham), Amber Holland, Lil Ronnie Mize, Kenny and James Stroud, and Katherine Marie Inchcliff; great-grandchildren, Garret Bean, Azlyn Needham, Billy Holland, Kayla Parini, Laura, Brandon and Bryson Schram; nephews, Tommy (Cynthia) Murray and their children, Timothy Broskie and Kenneth Murray, Doug (Lonna) Hargis and their family; and niece, Donna (Mike) Dover and their family and Sherry Murray; great-niece, Michelle Drake; and many close friends including, Donna May; and her special buddy, “Chewy”.

Martha was preceded in death by her parents; son, David L. Holland; daughter, Katherine A. Inchcliff; sisters, Margaret D. Hargis and Janet A. Murray; brother, Leon V. Jeralds; granddaughters, Kristina Inchcliff and Erica Prather Schram; and nieces, Janet Murray and Connie Murray.

She loved going to yard sales.



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Graveside Service
May 5, 2021

11:00 AM
Blairsville Cemetery
Cambria Road
Carterville, IL 62918


American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

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