MRS. EMMA FOWLER HOLT, widow of the late Ed Holt, founder of the Harley
Holt Furniture Co., died at 5 a.m. today in Albuquerque, N.M.
Mrs. Holt was en route to Nashville
after visiting relatives in California. She suffered a heart attack Sunday and was taken to
Presbyterian Hospital where she died.
The body will be shipped to Nashville Friday
morning where it will be received by the Marshall-Fennelly-Combs Funeral Home.
daughter of the late Rev. Samuel F. and Jane (Belyea) Fowler, she was born June 9, 1874 in Green
County, Pa. She was married to the late Norborne Alexander in 1897. Mr. Alexander died in
Bowling Green, Ky., in 1898.
She was married to Edwin Lee Holt in 1900. Mr. Holt, who
founded the furniture firm at 317 Broadway 45 years ago, died in 1938.
Mrs. Holt attended
college in Bowling Green and was receptionist at her husband's store. She was a member of the
Vine Street Christian Church, the Womens Fellowship of the church, Claiborne Chapter 144 of
the Order of Eastern Star, Friendship Council Number Nine Daughters of America and organized
the Waverly Garden Club.
Survivors include two sons, Tom, Nashville, and Chester Holt,
Pasadena, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Carlton Blessing, Nashville; a sister, Mrs. C.E. Witt, Nashville,
and George Fowler, Glendale, Calif.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.