February 20, 1956 – February 27, 2019
The Cochran Funeral Home of Hiawassee announces Funeral Services for Mr. Fairley Holden, age 63 of Hiawassee who passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, following a brief illness.
Fairley was born on February 20, 1956 in Hayesville, North Carolina to the late Plez & Ruby (Anderson) Holden. He loved his Lord and he loved his family. Always supportive, cheerful, and joyful- He was loved dearly by his family and friends. Fairley was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Highly respected, Fairley was employed as a Heavy Equipment Operator for 30 years at Vulcan Materials in Clayton, GA. As a staunch warrior for God, he was supportive in food banks and active in the helping others. He was a member and regular attendee at First Free Will Baptist Church in Hayesville, NC. He was a big guy- with a big heart.
Fairley will be warmly remembered by all who knew him, but especially missed by his family: loving wife, Sherry Holden; children, Jeff & Amanda Holden and Sara Ledford; grandchildren, Adam, Andrew, and Aaron Holden, and Cooper Ledford; siblings, Marilyn & William Long, Opelene & Watson Stephens, Janet & Larry Sams, Kathryn & Charlie Morgan, Jack & Gail Holden, Margo & Benjie Allison, and Wanda Cotton. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive and precious canine, Maggie. He was preceded in death by his parents, .
Funeral Services will be held at 12 p.m. noon on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Chris Rumfelt officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service begins. Special music will be presented by Matthew Roach.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Free Will Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1232, Hayesville, NC 28904.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Cochran Funeral Home of Hiawassee.