Delpha B. Holland

Delpha B. Holland

Delpha B. (Ferguson) Holland, 82, of Franklin, Indiana, passed away on April 3 at her residence in Franklin, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on Dec. 6, 1936, in Red Boiling Springs, to Lucian and Dessie (Copass) Ferguson. She married Elder Lewis Holland on Aug. 25, 1956. in Macon County. He preceded her in death on Oct. 26, 1999.

Delpha was a loving and devoted homemaker who opened her doors with hospitality to all. She was a charter member of Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Bargersville, Indiana. Her faith in the Lord was unshakeable, and she spent her life in service to her savior, church and her family.

She truly believed in loving thy neighbor and treating others as it was their last day. Her love for gospel and bluegrass music was second to none. Her light-hearted spirit and wit brought smiles and laughter to all those around her.

Survivors include: her daughter, Karen R. Mobley (Kelly) of Franklin; grandchildren, Brianna Dulworth (Craig) of Franklin, Brandi Reed (Marty) of Franklin, Dereck Mobley (Tiffany) of New Whiteland, Indiana, Chelsi Harper (Chris) of Franklin; 10 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Edwin Ferguson (Judy) of Indianapolis, Nina Carter of Lafayette, Clarence Ferguson (Lorinda) of Red Boiling Springs, Randall Ferguson (Mary Anna) of Lafayette, Joe Ferguson of Lafayette, and Neil Ferguson (Melinda) of Lafayette.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; husband; son, Gary L. Holland; daughter, Rita D. Kolp; granddaughter, Bridget L. Froedge; siblings, Fred Ferguson, Ruby Deckard, Floyd Ferguson, Kenneth Ferguson, Harold Ferguson, Jesse Ferguson, and Blanch Tuck.

Dereck Mobley and Richard Jenkins conducted a service on April 8 at Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Bargersville, Indiana. Burial was held in Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin.

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