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Roland Greer Holman

Originally published: Jan. 7, 2013
Last modified: Jan. 7, 2013

Roland Greer Holman, 69, of King George Drive, Greensboro, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at Beacon Place Hospice.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Bethany Methodist Church, West Jefferson. The Rev. Owen Peeler officiated. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery.

Mr. Holman was born on Sept. 19, 1943, in Ashe County, to Coolridge and Willie Lee Holman. Roland devoted his life to making a loving and nurturing home for his wife of 42 years, Lorraine, and his two children. Roland was employed by Allied Fence of Greensboro for 23 years. He was an avid N.C. State fan and enjoyed spending time in the mountains, hunting with his beagles. Roland has joined his beloved father and mother who passed before him. Friends and family are asked not to mourn his passing but to celebrate his life well-lived.

Mr. Holman is survived by his wife, Lorraine Holman; one son, Randall Holman of Kernersville; one daughter-in-law, Sarah Holman; one daughter, Wendy McLawhorn of Raleigh; one son-in-law, Christopher McLawhorn; four granddaughters, Madison and Abby Cate Holman, and Isabelle and Molly McLawhorn; aunts and uncles, D.J. and Betty Jo Hart of West Jefferson, Kenneth and Jean Greer, Dean Lewis, and Greer Holman of West Jefferson, Gladys Goodman of Charlotte, Mossie Davis of Boone; and many cousins.

The family received friends 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at Forbis and Dick-Guilford Chapel, Greensboro, and also from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at the Church prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memoriam may also be given to the Jimmy V Foundation, 100 Towerview Court, Cary, NC 27513, http://www.jimmyv.org or phone 800-4JIMMYV, or Hospice of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405.

Online condolences may be offered at http://www.forbisanddick.com.

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