Harriet J. Holland
Harriet J. Holland
  • April 3, 1927 - November 8, 2014
  • North Carolina

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Harriet J. Ball Smith Holland, age 87, died peacefully on Saturday, November 8th, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family after a long period of declining health. She was born on April 3rd, 1927 in Buncombe County, NC the daughter of Charlie S. and Burgie Wallen Ball.
Harriet was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Morganton, NC and enjoyed cooking, serving, gardening and giving of herself to family and friends unconditionally. She was an inspiration and an example of true Christian love, hospitality and kindness, not only to her family and friends, but to anyone she met.
Harriet is preceded in death by her husbands, John T. Smith and Arthur D. Holland; brothers, James Virge Ball, Wade Waylon Ball, John Hugh Ball, Edward "Ed" Carroll Ball, Kyils Fred Ball and Charles S. Ball, Jr.; her sisters, Carlie Mae Ball Carter, Donnie Lee Ball Carter, and Bonnie Julia Ball Allman; great-grandson, A. Caleb Levi Bollinger; and son-in-law, Ellis Steve Tallent.
She is survived by daughters, Marcia Smith Bollinger, Ilene Smith McDaniel, Jonnie Bell Smith Tallent, Catherine Smith Duckworth, and Jean Holland Fleming; sons-in-laws, Arthur Bollinger, Arnold McDaniel, Stanley "Buster" Duckworth, Bruce Fleming; step-children, David Holland, Martha Gettys, and Betty Waycaster; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Morganton. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., prior to the service at the Church. Interment will follow at the Church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, 1721 Enon Road, Valdese, NC 28690. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.kirkseymorganton.com. Arrangements are provided by Kirksey Funeral Home and Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church.