Inez Holder Allen

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Inez Holder (Cooper) Allen, 86, of Pinehurst Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, died Sunday, February 7, 2010. She was born December 24, 1923, in Surry County, NC, the daughter of the late Charlie and Ada Holder.
Mrs. Allen graduated from Cameron High School and received an AAS degree in mental health from Durham Technical College. She worked for John Umstead Hospital in Butner, NC and retired after 22 years and moved to Pinebluff, NC. At that time she went to work for St. Joseph's Villas and retired a second time after fifteen years.
She was preceded in death by her husband Louis Cooper and later Clyde Allen, Jr., a daughter Pamela Sue Cooper, Michael Ray Cooper, brothers Johnny Ralph Holder, Robert Lee "Punk" Holder, sister, Betty Holder Sullivan, Polly Holder (Paschal) Wheeler and Louise Holder (Darnell) Gossett.
She is survived by her son, Charles L. Cooper and wife Cynthia, of Aberdeen and daughter, Susan C. Bagwell and husband Don, of Texarkana, Texas, 5 grandchildren, Bart, Brad, and Jeff Cooper, Angela Wall, and Jeremy Wadsworth, 3 step grandchildren, Steve, Amy, and Chap Wallace, and 9 great grandchildren, brothers Billy Graham Holder of Greensboro, NC, James "Pete" Holder of Carbonton, NC and Charles Larry Holder of Haw Branch, NC and 21 nieces and nephews who she loved very much.
She was an active member at Yates Thagard Baptist Church until illness prevented her from being able to attend.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday at Yates Thagard Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM on Tuesday at Fry and Prickett Funeral Home.
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  1. Dear Family,
    I am thinking of you in your time of loss. I remember Aunt Inez well. It has been many years since I have seen her but I remember her and Uncle Clyde and their sense of humor and kindness.
    My thoughts are with you,

  2. May the lord bless you and give you peace.I will always remember her as a friendco-worker and neighbor.
    Peace with all of her family,
    Paula Thompson

  3. I remember all the Holder\’s. Polly and I were best friends. Ralph drove the school bus, and when it rained, he wouldn\’t open the door…he laughed, but I knew he loved me. But Inez was very special, not only was she beautiful outside, but she was beauti

  4. Charles and Family –
    Am so sorry to hear of your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Carol Kelly

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