May 8, 1954 - February 14, 2022
Helen “Fran” Hollums, 67, of Bluff City, Tennessee fell asleep in Jesus on February, 14, 2022 at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Fran was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on May 8, 1954 to James Lawrence Sylvester and Mary Ellen Moody. She grew up in Laurel, Mississippi (of HGTV “Home Town” television fame). In 1977 Fran received her nursing degree and began her career as a nurse. In 1982 she received certification as an OB/Gyn Nurse Practitioner from the University of Alabama, Birmingham. While serving in the United States Army (1980 - 1989) Fran attained the rank of Major. She joined the Air Force as a Major (1990 - 1996) and while serving obtained a master’s degree in Human Resource Management from Chapman University, Orange, California. In 1998 she also received a master’s degree in Nursing: Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner from Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington. Fran met Larry Hollums in Covington, Washington and they were married at Hermitage Castle Chapel in Newcastleton, Scotland in 2005. They spent glorious years together working side-by-side as business owners as well as traveling together and celebrating their Scottish heritage. Important to their marriage was their regular worship and service to their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. While a resident in Covington, Washington, Fran was elected to the city council and also served as chairman of the Covington Human Services Commission. She also represented the city of Covington on the South King Multicare Board. Other professional memberships were: Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrical and Neonatal Nursing - member; National Consortium of Breast Centers - member; National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health - member; Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health - member; Air Force Association - member, chapter past president, state president. In 2020, Fran retired from Madigan Army Medical Center where she served as the Regional Breast Cancer Program Coordinator programs in Tricare Region for 11 military medical treatment facilities. Upon retirement, she and Larry moved from Covington, Washington to Bluff City Tennessee. She continued her leadership role with The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Washington State Society, Lakota Chapter until her passing. Because of her love of country and for those who served in our military, she dedicated herself to serving veterans as a DAV Service Officer Guide. She really came to love and care for all who came to DAV Chapter 39 and those with whom she served. Some of Fran’s final instructions to her grandchildren are: Accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior by faith - this is the only way you will go to heaven when you die. The Holy Bible is the only book that is real. Read it, especially the New Testament, even if you don’t want to. No other books can be Bibles or be added to what is in the Bible. Keep your Bible safe - you will need it one day. Do not let anyone take it away from you even if you have to hide it. Know and follow the 10 Commandments Always be polite to everyone: Yes ma’am, no ma’am, yes sir, no sir, please and thank you. As you can tell, Fran was a woman who achieved much in life. She kept her eye on the prize set aside for her in heaven because of Jesus. While on the earth she loved and served others in the model of her Savior. To serve as Jesus served. To love others as Jesus loved. Fran had the ability to lead through crisis situations and when need be, to “lower the rod, gently”. She had a commanding presence yet conveyed her warmth and love with her presence. Fran was predeceased by her father, James Lawrence and sister, Linda. She is survived by her husband, Larry Hollums; mother, Mary Ellen, brother Lawrence (Patricia); sister, Carrie; daughter, Angela Dobson; Grandchildren, Ryan, Katie and Jacob. Great-granddaughter, Lili. A service of remembrance and celebration of victory in Christ will be held at Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church, 1489 Chinquapin Grove Rd, Bluff City, TN 37618 on March 21, 7:00 P.M.. Committal with honors will be at Mountain Home National Cemetery in Johnson City, Tennessee on March 22, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. Online condolences may be made to the Hollums family at www.blevinscares.com. Blevins Funeral Home and Cremation Services has the honor of serving the Hollums family.
Helen “Fran” Hollums, 67, of Bluff City, Tennessee fell asleep in Jesus on February, 14, 2022 at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Fran was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on May 8, 1954 to James Lawrence Sylvester and Mary Ellen... View Obituary & Service Information
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