Dorothy L. Holderfield

Dorothy L. Holderfield

Dorothy L. Holderfield, 74, of Herrin, and formerly of Cobden, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, at Herrin Hospital. 

She was born on June 29, 1944, in Anna, the daughter of Carl Melvin and Mamie Rector Young. 

She married Paul Allen Holderfield in April of 1966 in Anna. He preceded her in death on Sept. 25, 2000.

She is survived by her children, Jeff (Donna) Holderfield of Herrin, Angela Lewis of Herrin, Paula Holderfield of Cobden, and Carolyn Nunn of Goreville; 10 grandchildren, April (Amber) Holderfield, Shane Holderfield (Emily Driemeyer), Preston Holderfield, Justin Holderfield (Jennifer Rose), Kimberly (Andrew) Aguilar, Jennifer Capogreco, Steven Myers, Brian Myers, William Hileman and Joshua (Tammy) Hileman; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Charlotte Robinson of Herrin; one brother, Carl Young of Marion; nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends. 

She was preceded in death by her father; her mother, Mamie Aldridge; her husband, Paul Allen Holderfield; a grandson, Jeff Highfield; and three brothers, Bill Young, Albert Young and Claude Stroud.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and dearly loved all her grandchildren. 

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden, with the Rev. Jack Richardson officiating. Interment was in Limestone Cemetery. 

Memorials can be made to the ALS Association. 

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden was in charge of arrangements.

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