Edna Suddeth Holden

Published 11:15 am Monday, February 28, 2011

Mrs. Edna Suddeth Holden, 95, formerly of Inman, S.C., went to her heavenly home Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011 at White Oak Manor in Tryon. Mrs. Holden was born in Inman on July 22, 1915, the daughter of the late Blanche and Minnie (Weaver) Suddeth, and was the widow of Claude Cleveland Holden. They were married for over 59 years.

Mrs. Holden was a faithful member of Holston Creek Baptist Church, where she served as a Sunday School teacher for young girls for many years. She was a member of the Winsome Sunday School Class and had been a member of the sanctuary choir. Mrs. Holden was a wonderful cook and a homemaker. She loved working in her flower and vegetable gardens and most of all loved sharing with her family and many friends.

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Survivors include two sons, Grady Holden and his wife Nancy of Lyman, S.C.; Alfred Holden and his wife Marilyn of Inman; a daughter, Carolyn Staggs and her husband, Julian “Bud,” of Campobello; a brother, Nolan Suddeth and his wife Barbara of Spartanburg, S.C.; a sister, Heddie Wolfe and her husband Albert of Inman; five grandchildren, Scott and Gregg Staggs, Susan Gilbert and Michael and Mark Holden. There are also 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceded in death by six brothers, Roy, Jim, Woodrow, Charles, George and Fletcher Suddeth; one sister, Lyda Newman, and her stepmother, the late Sunnie Barnett Suddeth.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011 at 3 p.m. at Holston Creek Baptist Church, with Dr. Reggie Parker and Rev. Donnan Lawson conducting the services. Interment was in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Inman. Pallbearers serving were: Scott and Gregg Staggs, Michael and Mark Holden, Clint Staggs and Cody Gilbert. The Winsome Sunday Class served as honorary escort.

Memorials may be made to: Holston Creek Baptist Church, 311 Holston Creek Church Rd., Inman, S.C. 29349. An online guest register is available at: www.seawright-funeralhome.com.

Seawright Funeral Home & Crematory, Inman, S.C.