Event scheduled to honor Six Mile’s Bill, Ruby Holder

SIX MILE — According to family members and friends, Bill Holder was a Six Mile ambassador.

Wherever he traveled, he proudly spoke of living in Six Mile and always held the town and its residents in the highest of regards, his granddaughter, Rigel LeNart, said in a recent letter to Six Mile Town Council.

To Holder, Six Mile was “the Big Apple,” LeNart wrote.

“Six Mile events were his ‘jet-set,’ and therefore, Six Mile and its residents were his people — his family,” she wrote. “Bill Holder WAS Six Mile and everything that encompassed Six Mile.”

With that in mind, family members have planned a memorial event to celebrate Holder — who died on June 6, just two days after his 98th birthday — and honor his surviving wife, Ruby.

All friends and family members are encouraged to attend the drop-in event, scheduled for 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Roper Building across from Six Mile Baptist Church on Main Street.

Guest speakers, including Six Mile town councilman James Atkinson, will address those in attendance at 11:30 a.m. Refreshments will be served.

Holder never met a stranger, so family members are hoping for a large turnout at the memorial event.