Dorothy “Dottie “ Lou Holmes, 73 of Gainesville, FL passed away at her home on Saturday July 11, 2015 surrounded by loving family, hospice and her caretakers. Dottie was born September 24, 1941 in Gainesville to Quillian and Edith Riley. She retired after 41 years working as a computer analyst for the University of Florida. She enjoyed gardening and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband William Edward Holmes, and her brother Junior Riley. She is survived by her son William Thomas ( Danielle Marie) Holmes, granddaughter Kennedy Riley Holmes, step daughter Valrie Holmes, sisters Marguerite Lee, Hazel Pearce, and Janice Moore, and her caretakers Elaine, Leah, and Clara. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday July 16, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., with the family receiving friends an hour prior at the Milam Funeral Home Chapel in Newberry. Interment will follow in Countryside Cemetery.