Mildred (Cherry) Holden (1925 - 2014)

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Mildred Cherry Holden, a retired public school teacher, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the age of 89. She lived most of her adult life in Holden Beach.
Born April 25, 1925, in Gaston County, she was a daughter of the late William Otis and Ethel Abernathy Cherry.
Mildred graduated from Belmont High School in Belmont. She earned an associate degree in arts from Mars Hill Junior College, a Bachelor of Science from Western Carolina University, a Master of Arts from George Peabody College at Vanderbilt and she studied one summer at Radford College, Radford, Va.
Survivors include her husband, James Cecil Holden Sr., and their children and spouses respectively, Jim and K.C. (Chubb) Holden, Marston Holden, Majannah H. and Jeff Turlington and Cecile Holden. Surviving grandchildren are Jameson Holden, Ryan Holden, Daryl Turlington and Trisha Turlington. She is survived by a sister, Helen (Bunny) C. Allman and preceded in death by her other sister, Mozelle C. Smith.
The family received friends and relatives at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, Sabbath Home Baptist Church, followed immediately by the funeral service at noon with the Revs. Wade McLamb and Foyd Bennett officiating. Graveside service followed at the Holden family cemetery.
Pallbearers were Trisha Turlington, Daryl Turlington, Ryan Holden, Rendell Allman, David Allman and Greg Holden. Honorary pallbearers were Jameson Holden, Tammy Parra, Vann Pyatte, Wayne Holden, Brenda Dempsey, Danny Galloway, David Lewis and Grover Holden.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sabbath Home Baptist Church, 990 Sabbath Home Road SW, Holden Beach, NC 28462 or Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.
You may offer online condolences at
White Funeral and Cremation Service, Shallotte, 754-3333.
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Published in The Brunswick Beacon from July 31 to Aug. 6, 2014
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