Virginia Blanton Holland

December 24, 1922 ~ February 22, 2018 (age 95)

Virginia Blanton Holland, 95, of Cleveland County, formerly of Forest City, NC passed away on February 22, 2018, at Carolina Medical Center, Shelby, NC after a brief illness. She was the daughter of Lucian and Sallie Scruggs Blanton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Holland.

Mrs. Holland sewed and worked for many years alongside her husband in Bill Holland Upholstery. They were avid gardeners. They were members of Adaville Baptist Church for many years, but joined Florence Baptist and were there many years as well.

Those left to cherish her memory include two daughters, Wanda Goforth (Joe), of Casar, NC, and Alva Davis (Sam) of Taylorsville, NC. She had two grandchildren, Natalie Goforth Newsome (Greg), of Kings Mountain, NC and Brandon Goforth (Juanita) of Casar, NC. Bryson Goforth is her only great grandchild. Mrs. Holland leaves behind two sisters, Ethel Ledbetter of Shelby, and Grace Francis of Earl, NC. Ann Padgett was her beloved friend and former neighbor.

Funeral services will be held at 2pm, Saturday, February 24, 2018, at The Padgett & King Chapel with the Reverend Dr. Bobby Gantt and Reverend Keith Fulbright officiating. Interment will follow in the Eternal Hills Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 1 until 2 prior the service. The Padgett & King Mortuary & Crematory is in charge of arrangements and online guest registry is available at


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