Memorial services for Letitia Rutledge Holladay, 62, a former Broken Bow newspaper reporter and editor, are pending with Brumley Funeral Home. Holladay died Saturday in a Texarkana hospital following a brief illness. She came to this area with her husband, Jeff, to work on McCurtain County newspapers. She worked on the McCurtain County News from 1992 until 2005. Holladay received several awards forher work but she always said awards were not important to her. Instead, she maintained, it was the respect she was shown by the people she covered that was most important. She was highly respected by the Broken Bow City Council, the police and the Broken Bow School System. Mrs. Holladay was a 1976 graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor Degree in journalism. She always felt that community journalism was the highest calling a reporter could answer. She worked at newspapers in Lexington, Noble and Guthrie, and for a time a state agency, the Department of Human Services. She was a member of the Community of Christ Church, formerly the Reformed Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She is survived by her husband, Geoffrey (Jeff) Holladay, of the home; a son, Joseph, and daughter-in-law, Angie and two grandchildren, Ethan and Jodi Holladay of Conway, AR; a sister-in-law, Judy Taylor of Mena, AR. \nTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Letitia Rutledge Holladay, please visit our floral store.