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.
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