Marie Page Sargent Holle
Posted at 10:24 p.m. on Friday, August 26, 2022
Mary Page Sargent Holle, 103, of LaGrange, Georgia, passed away peacefully on August 24, 2022 at Hospice de LaGrange.
She was born in LaGrange on July 6, 1919. Page was predeceased by her husband, William Fredrick Holle Jr. and 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 her 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 more blessed with 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Page was a permanent 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. After graduating, she was employed by C&S Bank of LaGrange where she met her husband, Bill Holle, and married in 1946.
As a young child, she was often with her father, LaGrange town engineer Henry Sargent, where she became interested in many aspects of the town. She developed an avid fascination with the people of LaGrange, becoming a living encyclopedia even in her last years of life. Friends and family have often admired Ms. Holle’s quick propensity to remember “LaGrange anecdotes”. It was often said, “If you don’t have the answer, go ask Mrs. Holle.”
Page was a devoted wife and mother of three sons and an accomplished, warm and inviting daughter and homemaker. She was always there in their need or calling, school event, church or business, she was prepared.
She loved the role of hostess and regularly provided everything needed for joyful events for family and friends. Her wide circle of bridge friends created lasting relationships that she truly cherished. Through this friendship, she and Bill had the good fortune to travel with them to many parts of the country and the world. They have shared their stories over the years and passed them on to their families in words and photography. She has maintained a strong sense of pride in her family heritage and has preserved the historical manuscripts of her founding family, since their arrival in this country in the 1600s.
She was born into a Presbyterian family and her upbringing at First Presbyterian Church in LaGrange was incredibly formative. From helping her father light fireplaces on Sunday mornings as a child, to being one of the first female elders, she has dedicated her life to ministry.
In addition to her leadership in the service of women in the Church, maintenance, and membership, her pride was in leading marriages. The bridal room is named in her honor. She had an unconditional love for the First Presbyterian and the message of Jesus Christ that she lived by every day.
Later in life, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren became an immense pleasure. She lived for birthdays and Christmas, to have them close. She never missed a hug, a smile and a thank you. His generosity and love for them was always evident. She remained a beacon of hope, care and appreciation for all.
One drop per visit will be Sat. Aug. 27 from 2-5 p.m. at her home.
The family will have a private burial at the cemetery before a memorial service at First Presbyterian Church on Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, Page’s life will be honored with donations to First Presbyterian Church LaGrange or the charity of her choice.
Those wishing to share a condolence or memory with the family may do so by visiting www.shlagrange.com. Arrangements are made through the Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, Georgia 30240 (706) 884-8636