Johnnie Ruth Holmes


Johnnie Ruth Holmes, 91, of Dalton, Ga., passed away on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.

She was born on Oct. 28, 1929, to the late Oscar and Lola Godfrey, and was raised in the Red Clay area. Johnnie loved working puzzles and being outside working with flowers in her yard. She has also been known to be the “Best Biscuit Maker in the World.”

In addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joel Holmes; son, Teddy Allen Holmes; and siblings: Frank Godfrey, Lewis Godfrey, Beatrice Lindstrom, Tommy Joe Godfrey, Teddy Allen Godfrey, David Godfrey and Jake Godfrey.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her sister, Bobbie June Gupton; and daughter-in-law and husband, Brent and Sharon Walraven. She also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members and friends.

Johnnie’s family will receive friends from 11 until 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, 2021. She will be laid to rest at Boanerges Church Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. following the visitation.

You are invited to share a personal memory of Johnnie or your condolences with her family at her online memorial located at

Companion Funeral & Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.


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