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Daughter of John Franklin Holt and Emma Thompson Holt Grace Holt Haden, daughter of John Franklin Holt and Emma Thompson Holt, was born April 16, 1913, south of Ava in Douglas County and departed this life June 26, 2006, at the age of 93.
On Dec. 24, 1936, Grace and Morley E. Haden were united in marriage in Ava. To this union four sons and one daughter were born.
Grace was a member of Springcreek General Baptist Church.
When she was young she loved to fish. In her later years she enjoyed listening to bluegrass music and watching her brother, Bob, play the fiddle. She also enjoyed spending time with and checking up on her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, especially talking with her grandson, Steve, at the end of the day.
Grace was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Morley; one son, Fred; eight brothers and one sister.
Her survivors include three sons, Dall and wife, Betty Haden, of Squires, Wilbern and wife, Judy Haden, of Ava, Larry and wife, Pat Haden, of Ava; one daughter, Barbara and husband, Pat Walker, of Ozark; 13 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. today (Thursday) at Springcreek Cemetery with the Rev. Tom Johnson officiating. Visitation was held from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava.
Memorial contributions can be made to Springcreek Cemetery or to the charity of choice. Services are being conducted by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home Ava.