Hinesville – Hannelore H. “Hannah” Holcomb, 80, died Sunday, March 21, 2021 at Altamaha Healthcare of Jesup. Born June 30, 1940 in Alzenau, Germany to Fritz and Maria Grammig, she grew up in war-torn Germany near Hanau alongside her brothers. She came to America in 1963 with her first husband with whom she had three children who all three gladly took the last name of their stepfather, Harmon Ray “Buddy” Lumpkin as soon as they turned 18. Upon their arrival at Ft. Stewart in 1985, the Lumpkin family set up a home in Gum Branch and Hannah became the Chief of Drivers Testing on Ft. Stewart, a career she had begun in Augsburg, Germany while Buddy was stationed there. She was well known in the community for her strict training and wonderful smile.
Through the diligence of her future deacon, Howard Hill, and spiritual leadership of Pastor Roger Wilkins, Hannah was introduced to Jesus Christ as her savior and was baptized at Gum Branch Baptist Church, known as “The Caring Place”.
After more than twenty-three years of happy marriage, Buddy passed away on January 8, 1999. On May 19, 2001, Hannah married Larry Holcomb, a “displaced yankee” civilian contractor, who began attending Gum Branch Baptist in late 1999. God had left only the pew space next to Larry open for Hannah when she came down from the choir. Pastor Wilkins encouraged their acquaintance and performed their marriage ceremony in the small historical church building. They rejoiced every day that God brought them together.
Survivors are her husband, Larry Holcomb of Hinesville; daughter, Beth Marie Franklin of Rincon; sons, Larry Lumpkin of Maryville, TN and Kenneth Lumpkin of Hinesville; brothers, Norbert Grammig and Adolph Grammig of Alzenau, Germany; several grandchildren.
Services will be private.
Remembrances are suggested to Gum Branch Baptist Church Building Fund, 8590 GA-196, Hinesville, GA 31313.
Family and friends may sign the online register at www.howardfuneralga.com
Arrangements are under the direction of Howard Funeral Home of Ludowici.