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Margaret Holmes

April 18, 1949 — December 16, 2021

Forest City, NC


Margaret Holmes, age 72, of Forest City, passed away, Thursday, December 16, 2021 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Margaret was born Monday, April 18, 1949 in Rutherford County to the late Charlie Belk Upton and Laura V. Daggarhart Upton. She was a graduate of R-S Central High School and worked as a seamstress for Buster Brown Industries and J.C. Cowan. Margaret was the owner and operator of Carolina Auto Sales in Spindale for several years. She was a faithful member of Bethany Baptist Church and loved activities with her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Lillian Gibson and brothers, Boyce and Charles Upton.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of forty-eight years, Michael E. Holmes; daughter, Angela Holmes (Johnny Weaver) of Mooresboro; three grandchildren, Braxton Keller (Samantha) of Forest City, Bailey Keller of Ft. Hood, Texas and Blaire Keller of Mooresboro; a sister, Betty Rohm of Rutherfordton and three brothers, Floyd Upton of Spindale, Michael Upton of Spindale, Jimmy Upton of Cliffside and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Margaret’s life will be held at 3:00 pm on Monday, December 27, 2021 at Bethany Baptist Church with Reverend Chris Fox and Reverend Marvin Green officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorial donations are requested to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.

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