Franklin L. Holden, 70 of Mills River, died Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at his home. A lifelong resident of Mills River, he was born in Greensboro, a son of the late Albert F. Holden and Lila McClain Holden.
He served in the US Army as an Airborne Ranger. He was a machinist and owned and operated Holden Engineering.
Surviving is his son Bill Holden and wife Mary of Mills River; his daughter Anne Labelle and husband Michael of Alabama; two grandchildren David and Candice Holden of Mills River; two sisters Lila Bishop of Mills River and Elizabeth Miller of Hendersonville; and several nieces and a nephew.
A funeral service will be held at 3:00pm Sunday in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Military honors will be conducted by the VFW Post #5206, Hubert M. Smith American Legion Post #77, and Disabled American Veterans Chapter #14.
The family will receive friends from 2:00pm until 3:00pm prior to the service in the chapel. A private burial will take place at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Henderson County Honor Guard, c/o American Legion Post #77, 216 4thAve. West, Hendersonville, NC 28739.