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Earlene Holt Terrell

February 3, 1944 ~ March 1, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Earlene Terrell Obituary

Earlene Holt Terrell

It is with great sadness that we mourn the death of Doris Earlene Holt Terrell of Burlington, NC who passed away March 1, 2024 at the age of 80.

She was predeceased by her husband, Larry L. Terrell,  her parents Earl and Vera Short Holt and her sister, Pamela Holt Love.  She is survived by her sister Joyce Martin of Graham, NC; her daughter Trinnie O’Connor (Phillip) of Raleigh; her son Spencer Terrrell (Margarita) of Santa Fe, NM; her daughter Molly Harris (Joseph) of Burlington, NC and her son Lance Terrell (Weronika) of Newport, NC.  Her grandchildren Madalyn McMillan, Darcy McMillan, Nicholas Terrell, Melissa McCollough, Jessica O’Connor, her great grandchild Alfred McCollough, her nephew John Love (Alexis), and her great nieces, Ophelia and Vera Love. 

Earlene was a graduate of Graham High School and East Carolina University. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Graham where she spent many years teaching Sunday School and managing the church library. Many people through the years remembered her as their English teacher at Western Alamance High School, the helpful librarian at Graham Public Library, or the caring secretary at South Graham Elementary.  Others may remember her from her long career with the North Carolina Department of Corrections where she retired in 2006. She was also a member of the State Employees Association of North Carolina.

Our family wishes to give a special thank you to Cheryl Troxler and Doris McIntyre for their unwavering love and support for our mother and our family. You stood in the gap for us so many times and we love you.

Our mother had a way of making the people around her feel accepted, safe and heard. She was our guiding light and, in turn, that’s the gift she has left us all with - to be a guiding light for others. She made the world a better place for everyone that knew her. It’s up to us to carry on that work.

Visitation to be held on Thursday, March 7, 2024 at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 5-7 pm.

Graveside service to be held at Alamance Memorial Park on Friday, March 8, 2024 at 11 am.  Guests will also be received at her residence.

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March 7, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McClure Funeral Service - Graham
1030 S Main Street
Graham, NC 27253

Graveside Service
March 8, 2024

11:00 AM
Alamance Memorial Park 4039 S Church St. Burlington NC


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