Dorothy S. Holland, 92, passed quietly the morning of July 29, 2015. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Fuquay-Varina.
Dorothy was born November 9, 1922 in King, NC to the late Bill and Anna Jones Spainhour.
She married Bernie O. Holland on December 27, 1938 and together they enjoyed 55 years of marriage. She was a retired elementary school teacher and lifelong farmer and gardener. She loved being outdoors, tending to her garden, being surrounded by family and a good dessert.
Dorothy most recently resided at Oak Island, NC. She attended Generations Church in Southport, NC where she enjoyed worshipping her Lord.
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She was preceded in death by her husband, Burnie O. Holland; brothers, Rober and Alan Spainhour; and sister, Ruby Matthews.
Dorothy is survived by her sons, Jack Holland and wife, Jane of Holly Springs, NC, Jerry Holland and wife, Nancy of Holly Springs, NC, and Tim Holland and wife, Lisa of Oak Island, NC; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
She will lie in state from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 31st at Thomas Funeral Home, 401 N Ennis Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice & Life Care Center, SECU Hospice House of Brunswick at 955 Mercy Lane SE, Bolivia, NC, 28422 at www.hospiceandlifecarecenter.org/ or the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org/join_the_cause_donate.asp
Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Home. Condolences may be left at thomasfuneral.com