OBITUARY

Frances Holland Spell

May 6, 1922February 18, 2021
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Frances Holland Spell, daughter of the late Anderson and Rebecca Rich Holland passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at the age of 98. Mrs. Spell was born in Sampson County on May 6, 1922 and graduated from Roseboro High School in 1940 as Salutatorian of her class. She continued her studies in business school at Pineland College in Salemburg. After her marriage in 1943 to Herbert Eugene Spell, she became bookkeeper and worked for Cumberland County Schools for 30 years until her retirement in 1994. She was very active in her church and civic organizations. Her retirement led her to extensive travels including Europe, the Holy Land and the US. Mrs. Spell’s hobbies included cooking and sewing. She made many clothes for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Quilting was her favorite hobby and occupied much of her time. She is survived by her son, Myron Spell and his wife, Rebecca of Clayton; daughter, Frankie Costner and her husband, Jack of Garner; one sister, Hazelene Bass of Laurinburg; four grandsons, Adam Spell and wife, Jerica, Ayden Spell, Chris Jackson and wife, Melissa, Matt Jackson and wife, Lauren; 5 great grandchildren, Avery, Ruby, Quinn, Beau and Josie. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Reverend Herbert Eugene Spell. Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 22, 2021 at 11:00am at Thanksgiving Baptist Church (6701 NC-42, Selma, NC) followed by a service at 2:00 pm at Harmony Baptist Church (1357 Harmony Church Rd, Clinton, NC). Interment will follow in the Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at McLaurin Funeral Home in Clayton from 3:00 until 5:00pm and on Monday, February 22, 2021 at Harmony Baptist Church following the committal service. Both services will be live streamed through the church Facebook accounts, the 11am service may be found at https://m.facebook.com/thanksgivingbaptistchurch/ the 2 pm service at https://m.facebook.com/harmonybaptistclintonnc/ In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Thanksgiving Baptist Church East Wing Building Fund or to Harmony Baptist Church Building Fund c/o Myron Spell 123 E. Walker Woods Lane Clayton, NC 27527. Due to COVID-19 face coverings are required during the funeral services and visitations as well as observing current social distancing guidelines as recommended by the CDC. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy for the Spell family may be entered below within the "add a memory" tab.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Chris Jackson, Active
  • Matt Jackson, Active
  • Adam Spell, Active
  • Ayden Spell, Active
  • Linda Minnick, Active
  • Willie Duckett, Active
  • DONATIONS

  • Thanksgining Baptist Church E. Wing Building Fund
  • Harmony Baptist Church Building Fund

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 21, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, February 22, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, February 22, 2021

  • Interment

    Monday, February 22, 2021

Memories

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Cora Godwin

February 21, 2021

So sorry to hear of your mother's death. She was a wonderful lady with a kind and gentle spirit. I remember her great cooking as well. I still have her Heavenly Hash Cake recipe and still make it today. My prayers are with you all.

Wanda TART

February 21, 2021

Enjoyed knowing this fine lady through church and later at school where she and I worked. Such wonderful memories!

Kathy Weeks (wilson)

February 20, 2021

Frankie and Myron , I was Kathy Weeks. Your dad married GH and I. I remember such good times with your mom and dad. So sorry about your mom. Good memories of her kind and gentle ways!

Jane King

February 19, 2021

Although it is a sad day here, just imagine the celebration in heaven. Mrs. Spell was a wonderful role model for the girls at Hickory Grove, and was a Christian who could pray and laugh with equal ease.

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