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Elvira Holt Iman

Elvira Holt Iman, 99, of Crossville passed away Thursday, March 3, 2011 at Life Care Center.

She was the widow of Floyd Iman, and the only child born, August 25, 1911 to Grover C. Holt and Philia Sutherland Holt.

She was born a coal miners daughter, living at the College Coal Mining Village in the Lusk community. Also the Chattanooga Iron & Coal Corporation in Dunlap, now known as the Historic Dunlap Coke Ovens Park. She married Floyd Iman and moved to Long Beach, California, where they operated a Military Defense Plant.

After retirement, they moved to Crossville, where she was active in the church and community. She served as president of an FCE Club for many years, and was an avid reader and gardener.

She is survived by an adopted daughter, Roberta O’Neal; cousin, Evelyn Scoggins; special friends, Dorothy Deck, Ruth Manis, Eugene (Butch) Stapelton, Glen Wyatt and the church family at Bethlehem Baptist, Pastor Gary Robbins.

Funeral services were held March 7 in the Bilbrey Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Green Acres Memory Gardens.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or email to

Arrangements were made by Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. in Crossville.

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