Tempie Ann Bell Holding

Published 4:43 pm Thursday, February 2, 2012

Tempie Ann Bell Holding passed away on the morning of Jan. 30 in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Asheville, N.C.
She was born Jan. 8, 1955, the daughter of Jane Bell Holding and Robert Powell Holding Jr. of Smithfield, N.C. She attended Smithfield public schools, Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, Montreat Anderson College and N.C. State University. Tempie Ann was a born again Christian and filled with The Holy Spirit. She was a courageous and fruitful witness for her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was a gifted poet, a great dancer, a true friend and a loving daughter, sister and mother.
She is survived by her son, Richard Wayne Braswell Jr.; her brothers, Robert Powell Holding III and wife, Pam, Frank Royall Holding and George Edward Bell Holding and wife, Lucy, and her sister, Margaret Jane Holding.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2 at Laurelhurst Community in Columbus. A graveside service will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Smithfield on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 11 p.m. Everyone is invited for lunch and celebration of Temp’s life at the home of Robert and Pam Holding, 1052 Ennis Road, McGee’s Crossroads, immediately following the service.
Memorial gifts may be made to Christ’s Home Outreach, 5311 Woodsdale Road, Raleigh, N.C., 27606.
An online guest register is available at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com.
McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.

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