Services for John Wesley Holden, 95, Harviell, Missouri, formerly of Grand Saline, were held Friday, June 18, at Bartley Funeral Home Chapel, Grand Saline, with Rev. W.T. Holden officiating. Burial was in Woodside Cemetery. Mr. Holden died June 15, 1999, in a Poplar Bluff, Missouri, nursing home.
He was born Feburary 28, 1904, in Wills Point to the late John T. and Minnie Crumpton Holden. He lived many years in the Grand Saline area of Van Zandt County, and lived most of his life in Missouri and Michigan. He was a retired machine operator for Whirlpool Corp. and watch repairman for Zales Corp. He was of Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Inez Holden, in 1990.
Survivors include son, Edgar Wayne Holden, Harviell, Missouri.
Pallbearers included Robin Holden, Vance Holden, Bill Holden, John Holden and Michael Holden.
Van Zandt News, Sunday, June 20, 1999, page 11A