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Nancy Rachel McCrary Holden


Nancy Rachel McCrary Holden died, Sunday, May 25, 2008 at Transylvania Community Hospital, Brevard.

She was born February 14, 1933 in Pickens County, S.C. to the late Volney Foster and Lillie Perritt McCrary. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Brevard, N.C. and a life member of the VFW Post #4309 Auxiliary. She was a beloved wife, mother and friend and will be greatly missed.

Holden was a registered nurse, retiring after 31 years of service, during which she worked at area hospitals including Margaret R. Pardee Memorial Hospital, Transylvania Community Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital in Asheville.

She is survived by her loving husband of 31 years, Charles W. Holden; one son, William Foster Wilson and wife Kathy, of Brevard; two daughters, Sarah Ann Wilson of Brevard and Tracey Wilson Creamer and husband Steve, of Brevard; one sister, Sarah McCrary Sutter of Bristol, Tenn; two grandchildren, Tessa Wilson and Taylor Creamer; and two nephews, Jimmy Jones and Todd Taylor. She was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret McCrary Jones, and one nephew, Johnny Jones.

A Celebration of her life will be held Wednesday, May 28, 2008, at 6 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, Brevard, with Rev. Jimmy Fanning, Rev. Wayne Sorrells and Rev. Tommy Owen officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church Vision Fund, 10 Holden Rd., Brevard, NC 28712, or to the charity of the donor's choice.

To sign Holden's memorial register online, please go to "Obituaries" at

Moore Funeral Home is serving the family.


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