Mary Page Sargent Holle
Published 10:24 pm Friday, August 26, 2022
Mary Page Sargent Holle, 103, of LaGrange Georgia passed away in peace Aug. 24, 2022, at Hospice of LaGrange.
She was born in LaGrange on July 6, 1919. Page is predeceased by her husband, William Fredrick Holle Jr. and her son Henry Page Holle. She was married for 64 years.
She is survived by two sons, a daughter and also a daughter-in-law, William Fredrick Holle, III (Cathy), John Sargent Holle (Anita), Ellen Page Holle Butts (James/Jay) and a daughter-in-law Lynne Mills Boyd Holle and grandchildren William Fredrick Holle, IV (Brittany), Anna Marie Holle Knight (Zak), John Michael Holle, (Sarah), Brian Sargent Holle (Emily), John Travis Butts (Jessica), Virginia Page Butts Timmerman ( Brent), Emily Holle Butts Stam (Andrew), Thomas Boyd Holle, William David Holle (Jordan), Keleigh Mills Holle James (Brandon). Her life was most blessed with 10 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
Page was a lifelong resident of LaGrange and a child of the “Greatest Generation”. She graduated from LaGrange High School, attended LaGrange College and graduated from the University of Georgia with a BA in Music and a minor in History and was also a member of Phi Mu Sorority. Upon graduation she was employed by C&S Bank of LaGrange where she met her husband to be Bill Holle and married in 1946.
As a young child, she would often be with her father, Henry Sargent, City of LaGrange Engineer, where she acquired an interest in many aspects of the city. She grew an avid fascination with the people of LaGrange, becoming a living encyclopedia, even in her later years of life. Friends and family often admired Mrs. Holle’s quick propensity to recall “LaGrange trivia”. It was often said, “If you don’t have the answer, go ask Mrs. Holle.”
Page was a devoted wife and mother to three sons and a daughter and a consummate homemaker, warm and inviting. She was always there in their need or call, school event, church or business, she was prepared.
She enjoyed the role of hostess and regularly provided all the necessities for joyous events for both family and friends. Her wide circle of bridge friends made for lasting relationships that she truly cherished. Because of this friendship she and Bill were blessed to travel with them to many parts of the country and world. They shared their stories over the years and passed them down to family in words and photography. She maintained a keen sense of pride of her family heritage and maintained historical manuscripts of her founding family, all the way back to their arrival to this country in the 1600’s.
She was born into a Presbyterian family and her upbringing in First Presbyterian Church of LaGrange was incredibly formative. From helping her father light fireplaces on Sunday morning as a child, to serving as one of the first female elders, she gave her life to ministry.
In addition to her leadership serving the Women of the Church, maintenance and membership, her pride was directing weddings. The Bride’s Room is named in her honor. She had an unconditional love for First Presbyterian and the message of Jesus Christ of which she lived each day.
Later in life her grandchildren and great grandchildren became an overwhelming delight. She lived for birthdays and Christmas, to have them close by. She never missed a hug, a smile and a thank you. Her generosity and love for them was always apparent. She remained a beam of hope, care and appreciation to all.
A drop by visitation will be Sat. Aug. 27th from 2 P.M. to 5 P.M. at her home.
The family will have a private graveside burial prior to a Memorial Service at First Presbyterian Church, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022 at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, Page’s life will be honored by donations given to First Presbyterian Church LaGrange or the charity of choice.
Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting www.shlagrange.com. Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, Georgia 30240 (706) 884-8636