Maria 'Tessie' Holder (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

GROVETOWN, Ga. - Mrs. Maria 'Tessie' Holder, 34, beloved wife of Joseph McCoy, entered into rest on Sunday, March 23, 2008, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at the St. Teresa of Avila Church, 4921 Columbia Road, Grovetown, Ga. with Father Michael Roverse officiating. Interment will be in held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, in, Ledford Family Cemetery in Glen Ayre Community, North Carolina. Tessie was born at Clark Air Force Base, Philippines and served in the Army National Guard and the U.S. Navy. Survivors include her husband Joseph McCoy; her parents, Larry and Leonor Holder; one brother, John Genonsalao; Niece Faith Geonsalao; Nephew John-John Genonsalao; and numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, as well as many, many friends. If so desired, Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 25, 2008 from 7 to 9 at Starling Funeral Home, Hwy 78, Harlem, GA. Please visit to sign family online guest book. Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-March 25, 2008