Condolences for Sadie Nelson Holder

Tuffy Fields posted on 6/29/18

Larce Holder was a scoutmaster in Farmerville for decades. Behind every good man is a good woman and Mr. Holder had his. Standing behind the scenes but always beside his side was his wife of 63 years, Miss Sadie. At every scout event she was there. When we visited his home, she would quietly be with us. When she addressed her husband it was Larce but when she referred to his name while talking to one of the scouts it was always Mr. Holder. Everyone knew Mr. Holder as a local artist and art teacher. Many of us took art from him but what was not fully realized was that Mrs. Holder was also an art teacher. I was astounded to find this out and did not realize that she taught at Cedar Creek Academy. Friends of mine were equally unknowing of her accomplishments. In the 1950s and 60s people would have a tendency to name their cars. Several of the scouts nicknamed Mr. Holders car, THASADIE, in honor of Mrs Holder. A great team these two made and together they entered the nursing home together and continued to be soul mates. At the end of each scout meeting, the scouts would form a circle and one scout would lead the scout prayer that all would recite: “And now, may the great scout master, of all good scouts be with us until we meet again. And may we follow the trail that leads to him.” Last week Mrs Holder joined the Great Scout Master and left behind a loving and devoted husband of 63 years. She also left behind a group of loving and appreciative scouts that she meant so much to.


Suzan & Wallace Martin posted on 6/24/18

Wallace & I appreciated how Mr & Mrs Holder worked, encouraged & love each child at Cedar Creek. Sadie always had a smile for the kids. Every child was made to believe they were great artist. Mr Holder,Deanie & Lenance we are so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts & prayers


Paula Tubbs Garrett posted on 6/24/18

I have so many great memories of Mrs. Holder! She was an example of dignity and grace for all of her students. She was an amazing teacher and lovely lady who touched so many lives. Love to you Deanie and Lenece.


Kennon Auger Cobb posted on 6/23/18

So sorry to her this what a sweet and beautiful woman!


Jennifer King posted on 6/23/18

Lenece, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I remember her as a beautiful lady who always wore a smile. Please know you and your father and family are in my prayers. Love and comfort to you during the days ahead.


Peggy Anderson posted on 6/23/18

My thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Holder and family this morning and in the days ahead. I am thankful to have known Sadie. Not only was she a beautiful woman on the outside, she was truly a beautiful person and a blessing to all who knew her. Bob treasured and appreciated the guidance and support he received from both Mr. and Mrs. Holder.



Jodie Walker posted on 6/22/18

I am so sorry for your loss. Prayimg for the family. Jodie Walker


Jimmie Woods-Gray posted on 6/22/18

Condolences to Carmen and Billy and Family. May you memories bring you peace.



Andy jones posted on 6/22/18

Sad to hear the news of such a beautiful lady and a great teacher leaving so soon. I have lots of memories of her from school.


Chris Calhoun posted on 6/22/18

I’m so sorry for your loss. Ms. Holder was truly, such a kind lady. Mr. And Mrs. Holder were some of my favorite teachers. Please know your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


Ann Johnson Bowen posted on 6/22/18

Deanie I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.


Kelly Kilpatrick Turner posted on 6/22/18

I remember her as always having a sweet smile. So sorry for your tremendous loss!! Prayers for peace and comfort!