Thursal Elmina Holbert

April 1, 1922 - March 19, 2009

04/01/1922 - 03/19/2009

Thursal Elmina Duncan Holbert, 86, of Hendersonville passed away Thursday, March 19, 2009 at Elizabeth House following a long illness. A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, she was the daughter of the late Jessie and Eliza Duncan, and the wife of the late Frank Holbert who died in 1953. She worked with Phillips-Magnavox in Arden for over thirty years.

Survivors include six sons, Harold W. Holbert of Zirconia, James F. Holbert of Fruitland, Raleigh H. Holbert of Mt. Holly, Marvin T. Holbert of Hendersonville, Sherman A. Holbert of Hendersonville, Regan A. Constant, Jr. of Mt. Holly; three daughters, Vera H. King of Edneyville, Darlene H, Gallimore of Mt. Holly, Linda C. Alwran of Mt. Holly; twenty-eight grandchildren; forty-eight great grandchildren; twenty-four great-great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be held at 11:00 am Monday, March 23, 2009 in the chapel of Forest Lawn Mortuary. The Revs. Bill Wooten, Lawrence Russell, Joe George, and Mr. William Boyd will officiate. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Sunday at Forest Lawn Mortuary, and at other times will be at 602 Duncan Hill Road. Memorials may be made to Research for Autism by going to

Guests may sign a register book at

Forest Lawn Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Linda & Heather
8 years ago

Grandma we love you and are glad you can finally rest in peace we will always love you and never forget you and how good you were to me thank you love Linda&heather

Darlene Gallimore
8 years ago

A special thanks to every one that sign my Mother guestbook. Please keep the prayers coming, we can never get to many.

Douglas E Parris
8 years ago

It was a sad day to learn of the loss of Aunt Thursal. She and Virgie was my most favorite. I can many good days at her house as a kid, playing with Marvin and Sherman…Doug

Lowee E. Joyal
8 years ago

I am so sorry of the passing of Thurshal. She was one of the greatest people that I have ever known.would do anything for anyone.Mike really enjoyed working with her.They are in heaven now.

May God be with you all.


Tim Powers
8 years ago

Linda, I was so sorry to hear about your mom. I know what you’re going through. Our moms had a lot of the same problems. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.


Tim Powers

Frances Miller Gasperson
8 years ago

My Deepest sympathy to the family and all the lifes, aunt Thusals life touched. Her journey home to be with long missed loved ones. She will be missed. as she waites for us. Bless All

Donna Stapleton
8 years ago

My prayers are with you all. May your many years of good memories sustain you during this difficult time.

Debbie Yoder
8 years ago

Linda and family,

May God to continue to bless and guide you through your time of loss. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.


Donna Stapleton
8 years ago


You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this time of your loss.


Glenn Duncan
8 years ago

I was deeply sorry to hear of Thursal’s passing. All of you are in my prayers. Glenn