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122. Rev. James Braswell HOLDERNESS156 was born on 25 October 1941 in Tarboro, Edgecombe County, North Carolina.95 He died on 27 December 2012 at the age of 71 in Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina.

Lived in Dalton GA in 1995. Wife Ginny W.

Rev. James Braswell Holderness
The Rev. James Braswell Holderness, 71, of Wilmington, died Thursday, December 27, 2012, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Jim was born October 25, 1941 in Tarboro, NC, son of the late H. Dail and Nancy Braswell Holderness. He graduated from Woodberry Forest School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA. He served Presbyterian churches in Carrollton, GA, Little Rock, AR, Shelby, NC, Concord, NC, Dalton, GA, Greenville, NC, Laurinburg, NC, Sanford, NC, Sneads Ferry, NC, and Wilmington, NC. He had a passion and gift for preaching and teaching the Bible. He was active in the Kairos Prison Ministry and had served on the Board of Trustees at Union Theological Seminary. In 1972, he chaired the Urban League of Little Rock. He later chaired the Board of Barber Scotia College and the Cabarrus Cooperative Christian Ministry in Concord, NC. He was very active in Big Brothers Big Sisters in Dalton, GA.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Ginny Ward Holderness, son J.B. Holderness, Jr., of Englewood, NJ, daughter Lorinda Umphlett and son-in-law The Reverend David Umphlett of High Point, NC and two grandsons, James and Parker (who affectionately called him "Daddy Jim"). He is also survived by brothers, The Reverend Haywood Holderness and wife Mary of Durham, NC and Rusty Holderness and wife Mary Ann of Tarboro, NC, and sisters Zelle Jester and husband John of Greensboro, NC, and Nancy Reams and husband Tom of Richmond, VA.

A memorial service will be 12:00pm Monday, December 31, 2012, at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Ernest T. Thompson, III and Brian K. Blount officiating. The family will greet friends at the church following the service.

Virginia WARD (private).

Rev. James Braswell HOLDERNESS and Virginia WARD had the following children:



James Braswell HOLDERNESS Jr. (private).



Lorinda Alice HOLDERNESS.