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Margaret Evelyn Holder

Margaret O'Brien Holder, 72, of Mt. Holly passed away November 11, 2019 at her residence.  She was born in Brooklyn, NY on March 2, 1947 to the late Raymond and Elene Scott O'Brien.  She is also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Larry Holder and her brother, Raymond Francis O'Brien.    In her spare time, Margaret was an excellent cook, loved to cross stitch, and enjoyed visiting the beach.  She particularly loved her 3 pet dogs, Bella, Bullet, and Banjo. 

Survivors include her sons, David Vallas and Wilson Holder and wife Bethany; sister, Barbara Wilson and husband Fred; grandchildren, Sara Beth, Ada, and Levi; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Humane Society of Charlotte, 2700 Toomey Ave., Charlotte, NC 28203.


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Margaret and I attended high school together at Harding High School. I have many fond memories of activities together. At our most recent high school reunion, Margaret sat with other classmates and me. We had a great time catching up. She was a wonderful person. Deepest sympathy to her family

Andrea Plummer Brown Nov 16 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Margaret Holder

Jerry and Robin Boyd and family Nov 15 2019 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.

April Garner Nov 15 2019 12:00 AM

Wilson, Bethany and family, We are so sorry for the loss of Margaret. I remember her creative talents and how she wore pretty hats to church! She had a pretty smile and a love for you all like no other. She would shine when she was sharing stories about her family. She was so proud of her children and grandchildren! She will be missed! Love and blessings, Doug and Angie Priest

Doug and Angie Priest Nov 15 2019 12:00 AM

We are thanking of you Wilson and we have some good memory so of your mother and her wonderful smile

Michael and Mary Stanley Nov 15 2019 12:00 AM

Wilson and family. We are sorry for your loss. We knew Margaret from attending Red Branch with her. We loved her hats . She was very nice and friendly to all. She will be missed. We did miss her when she moved away. Love to all. Arles and Bradie Taylor Carthage NC

Arles and Bradie Taylor Nov 15 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Margaret Holder

Brenda Hadley Nov 14 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Margaret Holder

The Staff of Benson Funeral & Cremation Services Nov 14 2019 12:00 AM

I enjoyed working with Margaret at the Sanford Post Office.

LouAnn Lee Nov 14 2019 12:00 AM

Aunt Margaret you were gone way too soon. Heaven gained a Good Mother, Grandma, Sister and Aunt. Great Memories R.I.P.

Phil Paschal Nov 14 2019 12:00 AM

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