February 7, 1932 – October 4, 2017
William Raye Holden, age 85, of Jonesboro, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. today (Saturday), October 7, 2017, at Scott’s Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Miles Miears officiating. Burial will follow at Greenbriar Cemetery. Raye was born on February 7, 1932, in Jonesboro, Texas, to the late Elmer Purl Holden and Birdie Mae Hurst Holden. He married Mildred Gillard on February 11, 1951. He was a member of Jonesboro Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Ella Mae Hollingsworth, Mary Estelle Boynton and Neoma Pearl Southerland; and brothers, Travis Elmer Holden, Ernest Roy Holden and Arthur Raymond Holden. Raye is survived by his wife, Mildred Holden; daughter, Ponice Hartman; sons, David Holden and wife, Tamera, and Glen Holden; brother, Garlan Holden and wife, Gaenelle; eight grandchildren, Clesia, Kyle, Lance, Amy, Rena, Lauren, Trevor and Erica; and 18 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Greenbriar Cemetery Assoc., 2470 Greenbriar Rd., Gatesville, TX 76528 or Jonesboro Baptist Church, P.O. Box 144, Jonesboro, TX 76538.