Judith "Judy" Blackwood Holland

Profile Updated: October 20, 2019
Residing In: Lincolnton, NC USA
Spouse/Partner: Charles E. Holland
Occupation: Retired
Children: Jennifer Holland Gilmore 12-10-1966
Grandchildren: Cameron 19, Carsyn 17
Cheryl Holland Mills More…7-14-1969
Grandchildren: Triplets - Hannah, Holland & Zachary 20

After high school, I was off to UNCG with Bernadette, Mayme Jo, Betty, Connie, Beth & Trish. I’ll leave it to your imagination as to how much trouble this group caused, but I did graduate with an associate degree in business.

I came home and worked for Duke Power Co, where I met Charles Holland (North Meck class of ’58). We were married and soon after off to NC State for him to finish with a degree in mechanical engineering. We returned to Charlotte for him to work at Celanese and started a family. His job led us to Lincolnton, NC, where we have been for the last 48 years. Our two girls graduated from NC State and married fellas from the area who are also Wolfpackers. Our oldest daughter recently went back to work at NC State…and loves every minute. She has an 19-year-old son and 17-year-old daughter. Our youngest daughter is the queen volunteer in Clayton, NC. She and husband Rudy have 20-year-old triplets: a boy and two girls. Charles retired from Pharr Yarns of McAdenville, NC, as senior vice president and president of the high performance products group. He retired 10 years ago and is the happiest retired person! I fell into a career as a real estate broker 34 years ago and became rather good at matching people and houses. I retired 4 yrs ago. It has been very rewarding to me, and I enjoyed meeting the new people who came to town. Charles and I have a motor home that our grandchildren nicknamed “The Chuckwagon .” We have traveled with family through the West for 21 days in 2007 and New England in 2008, as well as several other trips. I want to do more traveling before time slips up on us. I cannot wait to see everyone!
Charles is healthy but I have been diagnosed with leukemia. I take 5 days of chemo every 5th week and it is still working (2019)

School Story:

I enjoyed very much basketball under Marion Bell and Helen Tallent and the gals who were on the team. Flora Mae Watson and her math...How scared I was when I could not work some of those problems....thank you Ed Chalmers, Ken Parks, Buddy Stratton. I was so blessed to be a part of some great gals lives at both school and church. My years at Harding were full of wonderful memories. Lately I have been thinking about classmates and how they are doing. Some I have not heard from and we cannot find. Maybe someday.

Judith "Judy"'s Latest Interactions

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Sep 25, 2020 at 12:50 PM

Happy Birthday, Joy. Have a wonderful day

Sep 20, 2020 at 4:33 AM
Aug 13, 2020 at 11:42 AM

Happy Birthday

Oct 26, 2019 at 10:29 AM

Happy Birthday, Nikki. lets make it a exceptional year ahead.

Oct 20, 2019 at 5:58 PM
Sep 20, 2019 at 5:13 PM

I hope this message finds you celebrating life and your birthday !! Best wishes and blessings, old friend...……...

Sep 20, 2019 at 4:33 AM
Feb 06, 2019 at 9:13 AM

Happy Birthday, Marti. Hope all is well and thank you for your prayers. Hope to see you soon. We are going to plan a reunion in 2019. 60 years!!!

Sep 25, 2018 at 11:11 AM
Sep 22, 2018 at 11:51 AM

Hope you had a wonderful birthday ! Blessings and good wishes for many more.

Sep 21, 2018 at 12:11 PM

Happy Birthday, Margaret

Sep 20, 2018 at 4:33 AM
Apr 11, 2018 at 11:38 AM
Apr 09, 2018 at 9:49 AM

Happy Birthday. Brenda. Have a great day.

Jan 25, 2018 at 9:14 AM
Jan 10, 2018 at 1:22 PM

Posted on: Jan 10, 2018 at 10:55 AM

Happy Birthday, Della. Hope you have a wonderful day.

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Sep 20, 2017 at 10:33 AM

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Jul 04, 2017 at 4:22 PM

Beth, I am delighted that you have logged on to our web site. Will you please send me your address, email and telephone number so we can communicate with you. my email address is jholland21@bellsouth.net

Mar 30, 2017 at 12:41 PM

Posted on: Mar 30, 2017 at 10:54 AM

Happy Birthday, Arzelle. Hope you have a wonderful day.

Mar 25, 2017 at 3:16 PM
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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:26 AM
Wesley Heights Elem School- I am in middle on 2nd row...look for lots of our classmates
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:26 AM
Christmas 2008
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:26 AM
Jr Yr basketball team...Judy Blackwood, Trish Frye, Pat Williams, Connie Wilson, Betty Elliott, Trilly Simpson, Jeanette Scarborough.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:26 AM
Youngest daughter's triplets. Hannah, Zach & Holland
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:26 AM
Harding Class of 59 @ 50th Reunion
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:26 AM
Daughter, Jennifer Holland Gilmore & her children Cameron and Carsyn.