Rachel Estelle Haithcox Holland

Posted at 5:52 PM on Nov 30, 2018


Rachel Estelle Haithcox Holland, 81, of Olin, N.C., passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at Rosewood Assisted Living. She was born in Iredell County on February 21, 1937, to the late William Hugh and Lulu Bell Haithcox.

Mrs. Holland was a graduate of Cool Spring High School and was married on September 22, 1960, to Wayne Holland, who survives. They shared over 58 years of marriage before her passing. She was retired from the U.S. Postal Service, where she had served as Assistant Postmaster. Mrs. Holland was a member of Olin United Methodist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who loved cooking for family and anybody who showed up at the table.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Fred, Roy Lee, James and Benny.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband Wayne; one daughter, Donna Templeton (Mike); two sons, Doug Holland (Renee) and Brad Holland (Kathryn); six grandchildren, Joshua Money, and Ethan, Emily, Brittany, Ace and Luke Holland; one brother, Tommy Haithcox; one sister, Nancy Davidson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 2, 2018, at Olin United Methodist Church with Rev. Gary Revels officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will visit with friends Saturday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Nicholson Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Olin United Methodist Church, c/o Claudette Feimster, 1816 Jennings Road, Olin, NC 28660.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.nicholsonfunerals.com  

Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family.

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