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Franklin D. Holland

February 7, 1938 ~ May 5, 2017 (age 79)

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Mr. Franklin D. Holland, age 79, of Marion, passed away on Friday, May 5, 2017 at the St. Joseph’s Campus of Mission Hospitals in Asheville following a period of declining health.  Franklin was born in McDowell County on February 7, 1938 to the late Carlton Holland and Annie Moore Holland.  Upon graduating from Glenwood High School, he immediately enlisted in the United States Air Force and found himself stationed at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, NV.  Following four years of faithful service he returned home and married the love of his life, Barbara Worley, with whom he would spend the next 55 years.  He worked for 35 years at Drexel Heritage Furniture Co., eventually retiring from there as a Supervisor.  Franklin was a long-time member of Zion Hill Baptist Church.  He loved Bluegrass music and was an accomplished dobro player, playing for many years with the Goose Creek Boys.  He loved his wife, children and grandchildren very much and liked nothing better than spending time with them.  Two sisters, Peggy Ledford and Joanne Elliott, preceded him in death.

 

Franklin leaves behind his beloved wife Barbara, two children, Carolyn Childress of Las Vegas and Doug Holland and wife Glenda of Marion; two brothers, Gene Holland of Flat Rock and Ronald Holland of Marion; a sister, Willette Lawing of Glenwood; three grandchildren, Corey, Kelly and Karin; and three great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Serenity and Destiny.

 

The family will receive friends on Monday, May 8, 2017, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Zion Hill Baptist Church.  A funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Dr. Tom Walker officiating.  Burial, with military honors provided by the U. S. Air Force, will follow in the church cemetery.  Flowers are appreciated, however, those desiring to make a memorial contribution in Franklin’s memory are encouraged to consider the Arthritis Foundation, Carolinas Chapter, 200 East Woodlawn Road, Suite 156, Charlotte, NC 28217.  


 Service Information

Visitation
Monday
May 8, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Zion HIll Baptist Church
1036 Zion Hill Road
Marion, North Carolina 28752

Funeral Service
Monday
May 8, 2017

11:00 AM
Zion HIll Baptist Church
1036 Zion Hill Road
Marion, North Carolina 28752


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