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Janet Van Cise Holaday

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Janet Van Cise Holaday, 95, of Albany, died February 4, 2013 at Willson Hospice House.

She was born in Summit, New Jersey, on October 27, 1917 and moved to Albany, GA in 1919. She graduated from Albany High School in 1934. She continued her art studies at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.

Janet was the last surviving child of the late William M. and Winifred F. Van Cise of Albany. She was a resident of Albany for the past 48 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband’s David Jonathan Westerdahl, Henry Grady Rainey, and siblings Edith Knowles, Peggy Shoemaker, her twin Ruth Sapp, and William Van Cise, Jr.

Janet is survived by her husband Charles Ernest Holaday of Albany; children, Stephen G.

(Westerdahl) Rainey (Jerrie) of LaFayette, LA; Gerald L.(Westerdahl) Rainey (Jane) of Savannah, GA; Christine L. (Westerdahl) Martin of Savannah, GA; and Carol R. Rainey Fox of Watkinsville, GA, 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Janet was a member of Porterfield Memorial United Methodist Church.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday February 9, 2013, 3:00 PM at Porterfield Memorial United Methodist Church. Rev. Leigh Ann Raynor and Rev. William Collins officiating. Mrs. Holaday’s cremains were interred on the Van Cise Family lot at Riverside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Porterfield Memorial United Methodist Church, 2200 Dawson Road, Albany, GA 31707 or Willson Hospice House, 320 Foundation Lane, Albany, GA 31707.

You may sign the online guest book and share your own special thoughts with the family of Mrs. Holaday by visiting Kimbrell-Stern’s website at www.kimbrellstern.com.

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