MOUNT HOLLY - Frankie Holley Stowe passed away peacefully surrounded by family on April 18, 2013.
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Born on July 9, 1925, in Ware Shoals, S.C., Holley was the daughter of the late Arthur Franklin Holley and Catherine Sullivan Holley.
She graduated with highest honors from Lander College in Greenwood, South Carolina. In 1946, she moved to Mount Holly to begin her career as a math teacher. In 1957, she married Charles Wearn Stowe, a Mount Holly native. Holley taught math for over 30 years, first at Mount Holly High School and later at Mount Holly Middle School where she was named teacher of the year. After retiring in 1985, she continued teaching in the Sunday School Program at the First Presbyterian Church and was an active leader in the church, serving various roles as a Deacon, Elder, Women of the Church officer, Circle member, and Secretary of the Endowment Committee. She was named Mount Holly Woman of the Year in 1988.
Holley lived a loving life of service, touching those around her in quiet, thoughtful ways. She was a faithful church member, a caring teacher, a de-voted friend, a loving mother, and a very proud grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Wearn Stowe. She is survived by a daughter, Linda Stowe Nelson, and two grandchildren, Thomas Stowe Nelson and Holley Anne Nelson.
A service to celebrate the life of Frankie Holley Stowe will be held 3 p.m. Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church, 133 South Main Street, Mount Holly.
The family will receive friends immediately before the service beginning at 1:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to First Presbyterian Church or to the Mount Holly Community Relief Organization (CRO).
Condolence messages may be left at www.woodlawnfuneral.org.
Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly is serving the family.
Woodlawn Funeral Home
375 Woodlawn Avenue
Mount Holly, NC 28120
Published in Gaston Gazette on Apr. 19, 2013