Myrtle Holden Castleberry

    Birth Date: 08/24/1932
    Deceased Date: 07/16/2017

    Smithfield- Myrtle Lois Holden Castleberry, age 84, died Sunday, July 16, 2017 in SECU Hospice House in Smithfield. Born August 24, 1932 in Wake County, she was one of 9 children born to the late Henry Plummer and Mary Mildred Rains Holden and was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Howell Castleberry; two brothers, Claude Holden and Robert Lummie “Buck” Holden; three sisters, Helon Cooke, Clara Belle Cooke, and Gracie Beck; and granddaughter, Kaci Lynn Castleberry. Myrtle was a member of First Christian Church in Smithfield.
    Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2017 in the First Christian Church with Rev. Beth Burton Williams officiating. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Tuesday just prior to the service.
    Surviving are her sons, Robin Gene Castleberry of Wendell and Tony Lynn Castleberry and wife Kim of Kenly; brother, Harold Holden and wife Jo; sisters, Ruby Pierce and Margie Parker and husband Melvin; and grandchildren, Kelly Sue Castleberry and Toby Lynn Castleberry.
    In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church Memorial Fund, 1001 South Crescent Drive, Smithfield, NC 27577, or, SECU Hospice House Johnston Health Foundation, P. O. Box 1376, Smithfield, NC 27577.
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