FORT WAYNE -- Emily Beatie Holt died Sunday, February 19, 2012 at her home in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Interment will be in Crown Hill Cemetery at a later date.

Emily was born August 22, 1911 in Atlanta, Georgia and lived most of her life in Albany, Georgia. Mrs. Holt was a teacher with Jack and Jill Kindergarten for more than 35 years, a member of and accompanist for First Church of Christ, Scientist, Post 30 American Legion Auxillary, Daffodil Garden Club and NARFE.

She is survived by her children, daughter, Catharine H. Norton and son, Daniel Jack Holt, both of Fort Wayne, IN; grandchildren, Phillip Antony (Becky) Norton, Fort Wayne, IN, Margaret (Gary) Hoke, Brownsburg, Indiana, and Heather Holt, Cape Coral, Florida and five great-grandchildren Carrie, Melissa, Skylar, Stephen, and Sarah.

She was preceded in death by her parents, D.L. and Catharine (Clarke) Beatie and her husband, Dorris Jack Holt and three brothers.

Memorials may be made to your favorite charity. To sign the online guest book, go to

McComb and Sons

Fort Wayne IN 260/426- 9494


bsherrington 2 years, 1 month ago

Emily Beatie Holt was previously the oldest living (to our knowledge) Albany High School Indian. The tribe mourns her passing. She was in the Class of 1929. The Albany High Times Staff commented on learning of her passing that, "We are deeply saddened over the loss of our beautiful Grand Indian Princess."

Beverly Smith Herrington (Class of 1955) Albany High Times Webmaster


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