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Margaret Holder Traylor

(WOODLAND) The funeral for Margaret Holder Traylor, 97, of Woodland will be Monday, Sept. 5, 2022, at noon at Benefield Funeral Chapel with Bro. Chance Meinzer officiating. Burial will follow at Wedowee City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:30 a.m. until services begin on Monday.

Mrs. Traylor passed away Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022, at Traylor Retirement Center in Roanoke.

A Randolph County native, Mrs. Traylor was born Feb. 1, 1925, the daughter of Guy M. and Nettie L. Strain Holder. She was a member of Noonday Christian Church and worked in design and clerical for Lockheed Aircraft.

Survivors include her nieces, Sandra Daniels of Kennesaw, Ga., and Geneva Messer of Wedowee; and nephews, Joe Messer (Tanya) and Wayne Holder (Ann), both of Wedowee, Dan Holder (Gloria) of Montgomery and Fred Lovvorn (Joan) of Woodland. Mrs. Traylor was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George W. Traylor; nephew, Tony Messer; brother, Donald Holder; and sister, Gerris Messer.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Malachi Holder, Daniel Wayne Holder, Brit Lovvorn, Traylor Lovvorn, Tony Ray Messer and Barry Messer.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Noonday Christian Church’s Cemetery Fund. Online condolences may be expressed at

Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee.

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