Adeline Best Holder

Mar 06, 2014

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother

CLYDE —  Adeline Best Holder,  75, of Ray Best Road, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014 at MedWest Haywood.

A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Ray and Margaret Sanford Best. She retired from Owens-Corning Manufacturing Company as a secretary and was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Adeline was very involved in church, especially the United Methodist Women. She loved gardening and working in her flowers.  She also enjoyed spending time with and caring for her family and her dog, Traveler.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Carroll "C.E." Holder; two daughters, Stephanie Johns and her husband, Ron, of Mableton, Georgia, and  Sherri Reynolds and her partner, Christi Masters, of Tucker, Georgia; one sister, Janet Moseley and her husband, Darryl, of Clyde; three brothers, Bill Best and his wife, Irmgard, of Berea, Kentucky, and Dan Best and his wife, Judy, and John O. Best and his wife, Virginia, all of Clyde; four grandchildren, Keith Johns and his wife, Courtney, of Austell, Georgia, Kristen Kraemer and her husband, Justin of  Mableton, Georgia, and Mason and Dillon Reynolds of Tucker, Georgia; two great-grandchildren, Bryan Yelverton and Keeley Johns, of Austell, Georgia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church with the Revs. R. Curran Welch and Kitty Crain officiating.  Burial will follow at Upper Crabtree Community Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday evening at Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Zion United Methodist Church or Upper Crabtree Community Cemetery, 1949 Upper Crabtree Road, Clyde, NC 28721.

Wells Funeral Homes & Cremation Services of Waynesville is in charge of arrangements.  An online memorial register is available at