Obituary: Sarah A. Holcomb


Sarah A. Holcomb, 76, of Cullman, Alabama, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2022. Sarah was born October 14, 1945, in Cullman County, to Winford and Avillar Hooper Denney.

Mrs. Holcomb was a faithful member of Antioch Baptist Church. She served as a Sunday School teacher and helped often in Vacation Bible School. Sarah loved her church, and her church family, dearly. She loved to study God’s Word and enjoyed worshiping with her family and friends. Mrs. Holcomb worked as a bookkeeper, and her love for flowers led her to work for Chambers’ Flower Shop in Holly Pond for many years. Sarah’s flower gardens at home were immaculate. She was a wonderful wife to her husband, Alfred, for 60 years. She was also an amazing grandmother and great-grandmother. Sarah was actively caring for those she loved just days before her passing. While there is sorrow in Sarah’s passing, there is also joy in knowing that she is now in the presence of her Savior.

Mrs. Holcomb is preceded in death by her parents; daughter: Cynthia Holcomb Black; brother: William Denney; sisters: Laura Daniel and Edna Brock and great-grandchildren: Samuel Whittle and Ethan Whittle.

Sarah is survived by her beloved husband: Alfred Holcomb; daughter: Teresa Anders (Jeff); brother: Michael Denney (Charlotte); sisters: Linda Duskin (Eugene) and Lisa Compton (Pat); grandchildren: Emily Whittle (Shawn), Whitney Anders (Jimmy Schonebeck), Jessi Whitehead (Jacob), Kassie Black and Sam David Black; great-grandchildren: RyLeigh O’Ryan, Westin O’Ryan, MarLee Whitehead, Zaida Schonebeck, Amelia Whitehead and MaizLee Schonebeck and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. Holcomb are 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in the Holly Pond Funeral Home Chapel, with Jim Butts and Wesley Alldredge officiating. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery. Jeff Anders, Shawn Whittle, Jacob Whitehead, Jimmy Schonebeck, Christopher Kilgo and Brad Peppers will serve as pallbearers. Friends are invited to visit with the family at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m., until services begin at 1:00 p.m.

Holly Pond Funeral Home is honored to serve the Holcomb family.