01/01/18 — LENA F. HOLT

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May 31, 1921-Dec. 31, 2017

Lena Futrell Holt, 96, of Princeton, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. She was born on May 31, 1921, and was raised in Pine Level, N.C., where her parents, the late James Clyde Futrell and Addie Creech Futrell, lived. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Alexander Holt Jr.; brother, C. Lorraine Futrell; and grandson, Geoffrey Oliver.

The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at 6 p.m. in Casey Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. David Hutchins officiating. The burial will take place in the Futrell Family Cemetery.

She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Edgar Holt III and wife, Pamela, of Goldsboro; daughter and son-in-law, Edwina Holt Oliver and husband, Rudolph E., of Clayton; grandchildren, Elizabeth Holt Hall, Scott A. Oliver, Emily Holt Best, Alton P. Draughon III, and Jennifer D. Baynes; great-grandchildren, Ethan Hall, Jackson Hall, Cole Oliver, Ella Oliver, Kaitlyn Draughon, Daniel Baynes Jr., Lilly Draughon, Benjamin C. Baynes, James Best and Ruth H. Best.

Mrs. Holt was a member of the Princeton United Methodist Church where she served as the volunteer choir director, a Sunday school teacher, and in various other capacities. She was a member of The Raleigh Oratorio Society, a charter member of the Johnston County Choral Society, Board of Trustees of Johnston Community College, and an alumna of Meredith College and served as the president of the Johnston County Democratic Women. Mrs. Holt taught piano lessons from her home for many years.

The family will receive friends from 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at Casey Funeral Home Chapel.

Although flowers are welcome, the family suggests that contributions be made to Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534 or to Princeton United Methodist Church, 1st Street, Princeton, N.C., 27569.

A special thank you to the Kitty Askins staff, the staff of Autumn Home Care in Selma, and the staff of UNC Johnston Health.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.caseyfh.com.


Published in Obituaries on January 1, 2018 8:05 AM