Margaret Ellen Holden Brittain


Margaret Ellen Holden Brittain, 81, of Brevard, went to be with the Lord Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals in Asheville.

A native of Gaston County, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Lottie Holden, and was the wife of the late Wilburn Brittain. A daughter, Cindy Mullenax, and brothers, Roy, William and Doug Holden, also preceded her in death.

She was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church.

Surviving are her daughters, Susie Byers and husband, John, of Penrose, and Linda Powell and husband, Todd, of Brevard; sons, Tommy Brittain and wife, Rhonda, of Mills River, Billy Brittain and wife, Lisa, of Brevard, and Bobby Brittain and wife, Nancy, of Brevard; brother, Bud Holden, of Greenville, S.C .; 14 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

The memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at Crossroads Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Whitesides and Rev. Chris Morgan officiating.

The family received friends one hour prior to the service.

Online condolences may be left at

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


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