September 15, 1932 ~ August 30, 2020

Born in: Paris, IL
Resided in: Arden, NC

Margaret Louise Holden walked through the valley of the shadow of death to take her Lord and Savior’s hand on August 30, 2020.

She was born to the late Marion Nail on September 15, 1932 in Paris, IL, where she grew up with family and friends. She was a Veteran of the US Air Force and while serving her country, she met her husband of 65 years, Charles Holden.

Margaret was the mother of three children, Regina Holden Krofchick and her husband, Dan, of Hopkins, SC, the late Felicia Ann Holden and the late Donald Wesley Holden; grandmother of Brandy Creasman, Jason Aytes, Alexander Holden, Eric Bassett, Lisa Holden and the late Amanda Rachel Krofchick and great-grandmother of Cody Creasman, Gabe Allen, Carson Creasman, Lauren Aytes, Annabelle Holden and Rebecca Allen.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at Skyland First Baptist Church with Reverend Robert Ponder officiating. The service will be streamed on the church’s YouTube channel. Interment with military honors will follow at New Salem Cemetery.

Mrs. Holden will lie in repose at Groce Funeral Home’s Lake Julian location on Wednesday, September 2 from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM. During that time, the family will not be present, but friends may sign the guest book and pay their respects.

The family prefers that memorial donations be made to Skyland First Baptist Church, PO Box 278, Skyland, NC 28776, although flowers are also appreciated.

Services

Funeral Service: September 3, 2020 1:00 pm

Skyland First Baptist Church
2115 Hendersonville Road
Arden, NC 28704

684 7214

Burial:

New Salem Cemetery
Rathfarnham Road
Skyland, NC 28776

828-252-3535

For those who wish to pay their respects: September 2, 2020 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704

(828)687-3530
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704

(828)687-3530
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

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  1. Honored to have been blessed to have known this sweet lady. Mrs. Margaret you are one of a kind and can’t wait until we meet again

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  2. Our dear and precious friend that we will miss terribly, has moved to heaven and shortly, the rest of us will catch up. Love and prayers to each family member. God give you peace, Ken. We love you 💖.

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  3. Hope you are resting with all the loved ones you have lost in the past. May sweet Jesus enfold His loving arms around you and keep you safe until we see you again

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  4. Loved my sweet Mrs Margaret. She will be greatly missed. Enjoyed singing with her in the choir,Talking with her, and knowing such a sweet, caring lady. I miss her hugs too. Condolences to Ken & family. 🙏💞😢

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  5. Mamaw, I will forever be grateful for the wonderful grandmother you were to me. It was an honor to be your granddaughter, gaurdian, and caretaker. Fly high my sweet angel. What a joyful reunion it is for you now. Love you always, Brandy Leigh.

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  6. My Aunt Peggy was always a joy to be with as well as giving of herself. Still have a teddy bear she and Uncle Buster gave me 62 years ago..lays on bed every night. Will hug her again soon in heaven…where she is now happy and seeing all who have gone ahead. Peggy still makes me smile.❤

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  7. Ken,Just wanted to let you and your family members know that we are thinking about you and praying God will comfort you during this difficult time. Love to all Doris Galyean, Marian Hudgins and Carolyne Laughter

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  8. I sure do love this lady. Margaret was always so sweet and kind to my Mother. She was a good friend to her and always went to visit her. She loved all the children in A Wanna and vacation bible school and was always there to help out when there was something going on at church. I will always remember Margaret as a kind and loving person and I know she is with our saviour and she is no longer hurting. I will miss you Margaret, go rest high on that mountain.

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  9. I sure do love this lady. Margaret was a dear friend to my Mother. She and Ken would visit her at her home and at the nursing home where she passed away. Margaret loved the children in A Wanna and vacation bible school. She helped the children with their verses and wanted them to do well. She was always there to help out whenever anything was going on at church. I know she is with our Savior and I know she is happy there. She will be an inspiration to me forever. Go rest high on that mountain Margaret, your work on earth is done.

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  10. Ken and family, Ms. Margaret was a very special lady who we will miss so much at Skyland Baptist. Our love and prayers to all of you!
    Rob, Sherri, Hannah & Todd Poteet

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  11. Prayers and Thoughts with Sincere sympathy to all the Family. It seems like only a little while ago Don went home. I worked with Don at Cutler-Hammer and used to baby sit Alex..(many Years ago.)

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  12. We’ll really miss Miss Margaret. She was a very special lady. Loved her hugs and kisses.
    Love Mary and Kathy Wilson

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  13. Sgt. We were so sorry to hear of the loss ofl Ms Margaret was a very sweet and loving lady. We are going to miss her so. May God bless and keep you Sgt and we will be praying for you. We love you,

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  14. We were so sorry to hear of Margaret’s passing and we regret that we could not be there sgt . Margaret was such a special sweet lady we will miss her greatly. Sgt we are thinking of you and praying for you. We love you

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