Shelby Elaine Holmes Spruill, 71 of Roper, passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2018 in her home. Ms. Spruill was born on September 27, 1946 in Harnett County to Melva Hodges Holmes and Arthur Howard Holmes and was the widow of Lathan Allen Spruill. She was a member of Shadow of the Cross Church in Jamesville.
Surviving include her daughters Kelly Lynn Spruill of Roper, Theresa Spruill Houck of Creswell; her son Lathan Howard Spruill and his wife Lisa of Edenton; her sister Susan Holmes Jackson and her husband Scott of Columbia; her brother Arthur Randolph Holmes and his wife Kathy of Dunn; four grandchildren, two great grandchildren, four nephews, and four nieces.
Ms. Spruill was preceded in death by her brother Kenneth Holmes.
A Celebration of Ms. Spruill’s life will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in Shadow of the Cross Church in Jamesville with Pastor Johnny Barber officiating. The family will receive friends following the service and at other times at their home. Friends may send online condolences by visiting www.jimmysawyerfdl.com. Memorials may be made to assist the family with final expenses by clicking the donation tab on the left. Sawyer Funeral Home is serving the Spruill family.