Hester Margrite Holder, 97, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away October 8, 2012, in Ravenswood Care Center following an extended illness.

Hester Margrite Holder, 97, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away October 8, 2012, in Ravenswood Care Center following an extended illness.

She was born November 16, 1914, in Mt. Nebo, WV, a daughter of the late Blumefield and Mary Bell (Graham) Backus. Her husband, Clarence Lee Holder, a son, John William Holder, and several brothers and sisters, also preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker, enjoyed gardening, reading, crocheting, and cooking, and was a Baptist by faith.

Survivors include her sons, James Edward Holder of Cocoa, FL, Gerald Ray Holder of Spencer, and Roger Lee Holder of Ravenswood; daughters, Betty Jo Turner of Waldorf, MD, Judy Ann Smith of Butner, NC, and Othella Hilton of Cottageville; sister, Lana O’Dell of Pt. Pleasant; 12 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. October 20, 2012, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, with Pastor Mark Price and Pastor Anton Hager officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to time of service.

Email condolences may be sent to: castofh@gmail.com