Wednesday, December 22, 2010
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Holt, Fannie Jo Bedingfield Age: 94
Passed Away: 2010-12-22
Funeral Home: Townsend Brothers Funeral Home
Fannie Jo Bedingfield Holt Funeral services for Fannie Jo Bedingfield Holt, age 94, were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, in the Cadwell Baptist Church, with burial following in the Cadwell Cemetery. The Rev. Glynn Cranford and the Rev. Al Haywood officiated. Mrs. Holt died Saturday, Dec. 18, at Westbury Medical Care Home in Jackson. Mrs. Holt lived most of her life in Cadwell. She was the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. R.A. Bedingfield and the widow of the late Carl Emory Holt. She was preceded in death by her brother, Ralph Bedingfield. She was the second person to receive the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Education degree from Georgia Southern University. Mrs. Holt served as the first director of Nursing Service at Laurens Memorial Hospital. She taught school for several years in Laurens County and retired as counselor at West Laurens High School. Mrs. Holt was a member of Cadwell Baptist Church where she served as church clerk for 37 years. She also was a member of Baptist Women on Mission for many years. She was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution and the Oconee Chapter of United Daughters of the Confederacy. In 1977 she authored the book 77 Years: A History of Cadwell. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Carla and David Nestor of Jenkinsburg; sister, Edna Branch of Tifton; brother, Dr. James A. Bedingfield of Baxley; sister-in-law, Sue Holt of Blountville, Tenn., and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Jackson United Methodist Church Building Fund. The family received friends at Townsend Brothers Funeral Home on Tuesday, Dec. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. Please visit www.townsendfuneralhome.com to sign the online memorial register.