DILLON, S.C. - Barbara Jean Smith Holt, 67, passed away Dec. 7, 2012, at McLeod Medical Center in Dillon, S.C.
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A Gaston County native, she was born July 7, 1945, daughter of the late William Joseph Smith and Martha Sprouse Smith.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Ray Holt Sr.; brothers, David Randall Smith and William Arthur Smith; sisters, Betty Smith Russell, Ann Smith Sisk, Sandra Kay Galarza, and Jeanette Elaine Warren.
Mrs. Holt was involved with the Bread Box Ministry.
She loved and helped everyone and was involved with several churches.
Barbara is survived by her daughter, Pam Murray Hardy of Dillon, S.C.; sons, Arthur R. Holt Jr., James Danny Russell, Jesse James Holt, Ralph Robert Russell Jr., and Thomas Lee Holt; adopted son, Arturo J. Ferretiz, all of Gastonia; sister, Gail DeVine of Hendersonville; special friend, Marilyn Estes; nu-merous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday at Greene Funeral Service, South Chapel, 1503 S. York Road, Gastonia.
The service will be officiated by the Revs. Johnny DeVine, Grace Lowery, and Paul Moore.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to, Dillon, S.C. Hospice at McLeod Medical Center, 301 E. Jackson St., Dillon, SC 29536.
Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia.
A guest registry is available at www.greenefuneral.com.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Dec. 11, 2012