Linda Jo Holder

Linda Jo Holder, 62, of Ten Mile, Tenn., passed away on Monday, May 10, 2021, in Niota, Tenn. She was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Nov. 3, 1958, the daughter of the late Peggy (Hisako Yoneyama) Wells.

She graduated from Rhea County High School in 1976 and Middle Tennessee State University in 1980 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. Jo lived in Sweetwater, Tenn., and Ten Mile, Tenn., for many years, where she owned and operated produce markets, owned and operated the Harbor Inn Restaurant in Ten Mile, Tenn., and the Athens Fruit Market in Athens, Tenn.

She is survived by her son, Austin Holder of Antioch, Tenn.; and her sister, Kathy Wells Campbell of Columbus, Ga., formerly of Dayton.

Graveside services for Jo will be held Monday, May 17, 2021, at 1 p.m. at Rhea Memory Gardens with Tony McCuiston officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her mother.

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The family is being cared for by Vanderwall Funeral Home in Dayton.