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Carroll Samuel Holden


January 23, 2017

Carroll Samuel Holden

Carroll Samuel Holden, 79, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017.

He was the son of the late Frank Edward and Bertha Mason Holden. In addition to his parents, three sisters, Lois Gallo-way, Dorothy Moore and Ruth Bryson and one brother, Douglas Holden, preceded him in death.

He was a member of Etowah Baptist Church and proudly served his country for 22 years in the United States Army.

He enjoyed gardening and adored his family and loved being around them.

Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years, Cleo Holden; daughter, Debbie Freeman and husband, Roger, of Hendersonville; son, David Holden and wife, Missy, of Hendersonville; brothers, Charles Holden and wife, Peggy, of Arden, Richard Holden and wife, Brenda, of Brevard and Jerry Holden and wife, Eula, of Pisgah Forest; grandchildren, Jennifer, Karly, Joshua and Sara and great-grandchildren, Emma, Greyson, Hope and Brayden.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, at Etowah Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory.

The family received friends one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Etowah Baptist Church, designated to the Promise Center, 6508 Brevard Road, Etowah, NC 28729.

Online condolences may be left at

Moody-Connolly Funeral Home and Crematory are caring for the family.


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