Hassalene Grant Holden

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CLEMMONS-Mary Hassalene Grant Holden (92) died peacefully in the morning of March 31, 2016 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem, NC.  

Mary was born in Macon County, NC April 13, 1923 to Sallie Magdalene Freeman Grant and John Lester Grant.  She was predeceased by brothers, Clate L. Grant, William Earl Grant, Joseph Daniel Grant and a sister Clara Belle Grant Callahan.  She is survived by sisters Lenora Grant Powell and Hannah Lee (Sue) Grant Hill.  

Mary Hassalene Grant married Homer Herbert Holden of Swain County, NC on January 20, 1941 in Rabun County, Georgia.  Homer Holden predeceased her in October of 1999.  They resided in High Point, NC.  

Mary attended school at Silvermine Creek in Swain County, NC.  After marriage, she moved to High Point, NC.  There, she worked for Adams Millis then for many years as a retail clerk for Bicycle Toy and Hobby Sales and Belk Stores in High Point.  Her primary interests were antiques and flower gardening (particularly roses).

Mary is survived by her son, Jerry Clark Holden (Marinella McDaniel Holden) of Winston-Salem, NC; Grandson:  Christopher Alan Holden (Carla Jayne Beguelin Holden); Great Grandchildren:  Riley Christopher Holden, Henry Clark Holden and Olivia Jayne Holden of Nashville, Tennessee.

A graveside service was held at Floral Garden Memorial Park Cemetery in High Point, NC, on Sunday, April 3rd, 2016.

The family wishes to express our deepest gratitude to the staff of Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House in Winston-Salem and the staff of Trinity Elms Assisted Living in Clemmons, NC for the love and care given to Mary.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Organization at 101 Hospice Ln, Winston-Salem, NC 27103, or to Trinity Elms Assisted Living 3750 of Harper Rd, Clemmons, NC 27012.

Online condolences may be made at: www.cumbyfuneral.com. Cumby Family Funeral Service of Archdale is in charge of arrangements.

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