Birdie West Holland

Birdie West Holland

Birdie West Holland, 92, of Portland, died April 4, 2014 at her residence.

Mrs. Holland was a native of Des Arc and a resident of Portland for the past 67 years. She was a homemaker and a farmer.

While her health permitted, she faithfully attended the Portland Baptist Church where she was active in the Women’s Missionary Union and Vacation Bible School and taught Sunday school for many years.

She was a loving mother and grandmother and she loved working in her yard and caring for her dogs.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, William “Bill” Holland in 2007; her parents, Noah & Betty West and 10 brothers and sisters.

She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Harris and husband, Carroll, of Portland; a grandson, Greg Gilliam and wife, Glena, of Fort Smith; a great-granddaughter, MacKenzie Gilliam; and her special caregivers, Alma Moore, Billy and Shawn Bassett.

Visitation will be April 6 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Jones Hartshorn Funeral Home in Hamburg.

Funeral services will be held  April 7 at 10 a.m. at Portland Baptist Church with Bro. Cecil Harvey and Bro. Jerry Selby officiating. Burial will be at the Portland Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to:

Portland Cemetery Association
PO Box 174
Portland, AR 71663

Portland Baptist Church
PO Box 86
Portland, AR 71663

or a charity of the donor’s choice.