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Pauline  Nagy Holmes
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A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, October 13, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with interment at Highland Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church in the hour before the Mass. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren. Pauline died October 9, 2017. She was born in Albany, Louisiana, in 1926 to Andrew Joseph and Rose Benescis Nagy. Pauline moved to Forrest County, Mississippi as a child, and lived in Hattiesburg most of her life. She was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School and Hotel Dieu School of Nursing in New Orleans. Pauline was the widow of David Warren Holmes, Jr. and William P. Zewe of Hattiesburg. She was also preceded in death by her parents, brothers Eugene and Andrew Nagy and sisters Katherine Baurax and Josephine Raper. Survivors include her son, David Warren Holmes, III (Jean), of Danville, KY; daughters Rose Mary Mathias (Vernon) of Vicksburg, MS and Margaret Neumann of Shorewood, IL; one granddaughter, Camille Holmes of Danville, KY, four grandsons, D.W. Holmes (Tara) of Lexington, KY, Bryan Mathias (Jessica) of Oxford, MS, Michael Mathias (Sally) of Colliersville, TN, and Kenneth Neumann of Shorewood, IL; great-grandchildren, Warren, Cori, Allie, and Charles; Sisters, Ann Kramer of New Orleans, LA, and Margaret Ahern of Houston, TX ; brothers, Steve Nagy of Petal and David Nagy of Hattiesburg; her best friend Faye McGregor and numerous nieces and nephews. Pauline retired as an registered nurse from Methodist Hospital/Wesley Medical Center in 1993 after 48 years of service. She worked as the occupational health nurse at Amerada Hess Refinery in Purvis for 17 years. After her retirement from the hospital, she turned her avocation of 40 years of Red Cross volunteerism in to a new career as director of health and safety for the South Central Mississippi Chapter of the American Red Cross, retiring there in 2001. She was involved with the Red Cross since 1969, teaching first aid and CPR; she was certified as an instructor-trainer; worked as a disaster nurse and was a member of the Board of Directors for many years. She received multiple local, state, and national awards for her service to the community. More recently, she has been active in the Forrest County Chapter of AARP, serving as vice-president and president. Pauline taught the first Emergency Medical Technician training program in the state of Mississippi, when AAA Ambulance service began the Rescue 7 air ambulance program. This work landed her other awards, including the Mississippi Occupational Health Nurse of the Year. She was an active member of Sacred Heart Church, serving as a CCD teacher, CCD superintendent, choir member, Parish Council member, Eucharistic Minister, and on the visitation committee and Altar Society. She was instrumental in developing and directing the Church’s monthly Senior Luncheons at the Parish Hall. She loved to crochet and was known for the many fine tablecloths and bedspreads she made over her lifespan. The family would like to thank Louise Williams for all the care and love given to Pauline over the past several years. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Red Cross or Sacred Heart Church.


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Visitation

Friday

13

Oct

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church

313 Walnut Street
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401

Memorial Mass

Friday

13

Oct

11:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church

313 Walnut Street
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401

Cemetery Details

Location

Highland Cemetery

3401 W 7th St.
Hattiesburg, MS 39401


Memorial Contribution

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

313 Walnut Street
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401

American Red Cross

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