August 17, 1939 ~ March 15, 2022

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC
Resided in: Candler, NC

Margaret Ann Reep Holmes gained her angel wings on March 15, 2022, at her home in Candler, NC.

Born on August 17, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Grover Lee and Diaz McKinney Reep. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joe Howard Holmes, Jr., and by a grandson, Caleb Cantrell.

She is survived by her brother, Gary Reep (CiCi), of Spring Creek; brother-in-law, Larry Holmes (Diane), of Reynolds; sons, Bill Cantrell (Kim) and Dale Emory (Kathy), both of Candler; step-son, Brandon Holmes (Nora), of Brevard; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson.

The graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, 2022, at Pisgah United Methodist Church Cemetery, 39 Pisgah Methodist Church Rd., Candler, NC 28715.

Her family will be receiving friends at the home.


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Graveside Service: March 20, 2022 2:00 pm

Pisgah United Meth. Church Cem.
39 Pisgah Methodist Church Rd.
Candler, NC 28715

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  1. Dear Bill & Kim and all the family,
    Margaret was such a loving person and we hit it off from the very start. I have very fond memories of her as we all spent time together at holidays. She will be missed a lot. My prayers are with each of you during this time. I know God will provide peace and loving memories for you as He walks with you daily. I love you

  2. Dale & Bill & Family We Are So Sorry To Hear About Your Mom, { She Is Well Now In Our Lords Arms } Margaret
    Was Very Good To Me All My Life & A Lot Of Fun, She Was Very Proud Of You All & Loved You All Very Much


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