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MIKE HOLLAND

June 29, 1949 - September 3, 2008

We of the Arnold Hill Cemetery Association wish to express our sincere condolences to Mike's family and friends.  Mike was an important contributor to our web site providing us with important information on the Kittle and closely related families.  His work was a greatly appreciated addition to our knowledge of the Arnold Hill families.  He will be greatly missed.
June 29, 1949 - September 03, 2008 went home to be with the Lord late Wednesday night, September 3rd, bravely battling Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease for 11 1/2 months.  Mike is survived by his wife of 32 years Cheryl of Colorado Springs and daughter Rachel of Aurora, CO.  He is also survived by sister Nancy (Holland) Lawrence of Macon, GA, brother Lawrence C. Holland, Jr. of Macon, GA, sister Peggy (Holland) Shed of Fort Valley, GA, beloved aunt Sarah (Smith) Atcheson of Macon, GA, and many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.  He was proceeded in death by his parents Lawrence C. and Anna Lee (Smith) Holland.  Mike was born on June 29, 1949 in Elkins, WV and raised in Macon, GA graduating Crawford County H. S. in 1969.  He went into the Army serving his country for 8 years in Vietnam, South Korea, Germany, and Homestead, FL. His numerous commendations include the National Defense Service, Vietnam Service Medal with four Bronze Stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palms, Good Conduct Medal, two Sharpshooter Medals, two service stripes, two overseas bars.  He was honorably discharged in 1977.  He married his beloved Cheryl in 1976 and settled in Macon, GA, where daughter Rachel was born in 1980.  Shortly afterward, in 1983, they relocated to Marlbough, MA and then to Colorado Springs, CO in 1989.  Mike was an active member of Springs Community Church and a strong family man with a passion for fishing, camping, road trips and history.  His compassion, heart, and ability to pray for everyone has touched many lives and he will be dearly missed.  He has completed his work on Earth and is now at home with his God.  Memorial Services will be held at 4:00 PM Sunday, September 07, 2008 at Springs Community Church, 7290 Lexington Drive, Colorado Springs, CO... In lieu of flowers please make donations to Springs Community Church.  Burial at Ft. Logan National Cemetery in Denver, CO will take place at a later date.