Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Shirley Holt Pence

Shirley Holt Pence, 79, of Albemarle, NC passed away February 13, 2018 in Trinity Place. Her memorial service will be 2 PM Thursday February 15, 2018 in the Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care Chapel with Rev. Keith Walters officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:30 PM prior to the hour of the service.

Shirley was born on August 26, 1938 in Stanly County, NC and was the daughter of the late George Monroe Holt and Frances Harwood Holt. She worked in the textile industry. Shirley enjoyed volunteering as a EMT as long as her health permitted.

Mrs. Pence was preceded in death by her husband James Edgar Pence. Survivors include a son Donnie Sides and wife Kimberly of Albemarle, NC, daughter Paula Sides Barrier and husband Caleb of Albemarle, NC, two sisters Gail Holt Clark of Albemarle, NC and Betty Holt Curlee and husband Jay of Aquadale, NC., nine grandchildren Casey Sides, Jennifer Allen, Carrie Sides, Josh Sides, Krystal Barrier, Meagan Hursey, Mia Vazques, Blake Cole and Morgan Cole and eight great-grandchildren and her best friend of over forty years Susie Dunn. Shirley was also preceded in death by two sons Sidney Eugene Sides and Eddie Glenn Sides and a grandson Donnie Sides, Jr.

Special thanks to Trinity Place for the love, care and companionship that was given to Mom.

Memorials may be given to Trinity Place, 24724 S. Business 52, Albemarle, NC 28001.



  • Gary Dick Posted February 14, 2018 12:19 pm

    Paula I am so sorry for your loss,our prayers are for comfort and peace in the coming days.

  • William Allen Posted February 14, 2018 4:17 pm

    Paula i am very sorry to hear that your mom pass. Your family will be in my prayers and I pray that God give you peace doing this time. GOD be with you Psula.

  • Ms Allison Posted February 15, 2018 9:30 am

    Sorry for the loss of your love one. May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about her and bring her back again. John 5:28, 29 gives this assurance.

  • Cindy Gaddy Posted February 16, 2018 9:21 am

    Paula, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

  • chris wallace Posted February 17, 2018 9:02 pm

    ss for your loss your mom was a great friend of mine. in time of need.she was the only that would help.

  • Joey Wittman Posted February 19, 2018 1:20 pm

    Paula , your mother was a great lady , so sorry for your loss.
    I believe the fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree . I know paula
    is the kind , loving person she is today , because of her mother..
    God Bless you and your family, Joey Wittman

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