Thursday, June 17, 2010

Granny Holder

Justin's great grandmother, Granny Holder, passed away this week. She was 92, and she was an unbelievably charismatic lady that never met a stranger, even in her late years. She accepted Calee and I as her family immediately the first time Justin took us to meet her 7 years ago.

She also became fast friends with my grandparents when they moved here and loved visiting with them in the time they lived with us. I have thought all week about them greeting her in heaven and her telling them all about Ames and Cohen. =)

She will be greatly missed by many.

Irene Holder, 92, of Murfreesboro, passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at her residence. Mrs. Holder was lifelong resident of Rutherford County. She was a homemaker and was a member of Westview and Bellwood Baptist Church.

Mrs. Holder was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Ida Bell Compton; husband, James Marvin Holder; sister, Lucy Mae Spradley; brothers, Grady Compton; and Howard Compton. She is survived by her children, Betty Daniels of Kansas, James O. (Dot) Holder of California, Chester (Mary) Holder of Florida, Peggy (Ed) Barrett of Christiana; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Charlene Manus of Murfreesboro and Nannie Sue Parker of Murfreesboro.
Visitation with the family will be Friday, June 18, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Murfreesboro Funeral.
Graveside services will be Friday, June 18, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Roselawn Memorial Gardens with Chaplain Bob Bush and James O. Holder officiating.
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