Preston D. ‘Barney’ Holmes

Posted Sept. 27, 2012, at 7:54 p.m.

ASHLAND AND PORTAGE LAKE – Preston D. “Barney” Holmes, 80, husband of Lois (MacLean) Holmes, died Sept. 25, 2012, at Maine Veterans Home, Caribou. He was born June 3, 1932, at Portage Lake, the son of Preston N. and Mary (Lyons) Holmes.

Relatives and friends may call 6-8 p.m. Friday and 1-2 p.m. Saturday at Advent Christian Church, Exchange Street, Ashland, where a funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. George McLaughlin officiating. Committal services with military honors will be afterward at Portage Lake Municipal Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are a service of Stimson-Ouellette Funeral Home, 114 Exchange St., Ashland. For a complete obituary and to leave condolences, please visit