PALUXY -- Cora Shackelford Holmes Harkins, 94, passed away Monday, April 23, in Glen Rose.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at Wiley Funeral Home in Glen Rose. Interment will be in Brooks Cemetery in Paluxy.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m Tuesday at the funeral home.

Cora was born Sept. 3, 1917, in Somervell County where she was the fourth of nine children born to Jim and Buella Shackelford. She lived all her life in Hood and Somervell counties and attended Dunigan and Paluxy schools.

She married Thomas Holmes on Feb. 18, 1935. To this union, her one son, Thomas Howard Holmes, was born. Before her son was born, Cora's husband, Thomas Holmes, passed away on May 13, 1935. Cora married Floyd Harkins on Jan. 25, 1939. He passed away on June 21, 1987. They shared 48 years in a marriage.

She worked 17 years for Maybelle Manufacturing Co. in Granbury. She retired in 1999 as Paluxy postmaster after 27-and-a-half years of service in the community she loved.

One of Cora's greatest passions was the love of her church and living her life as a Christian as a member of the Paluxy Baptist Church. She accepted Christ at an early age and he was truly her Shepherd. She loved her church family and her family deeply. She will be missed by many.

Survivors are her son, Thomas Howard Holmes, of Paluxy; sisters Vera Sanderson, Inez Parker and Louise McCoy of Glen Rose; grandsons Tommy Holmes and wife, Donna, of Panhandle and Charles Holmes and wife, Cindy, of Godley; granddaughter, Vickie Marks, and husband, Gary, of Glen Rose; great-grandchildren Justin Holmes of San Antonio, Matthew Holmes of San Marcos, Dixie Sikes and husband, Eddie, and children, Porter and Lainey of Bellaire, Texas, Jennifer Jones and sons Gus, Jack and Oliver of North Richland Hills, Brian Marks and wife, Jennifer, and children Cale, Evan and Ellie of Grapevine, and Lucie Warfield and husband, Ben, and son, Asher, of Frisco.

Also surviving Cora are many dear friends, nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, Cora and her family have requested donations be made to the charity of your choice in support of continued community services.