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Cecil Leslie Holden

Cecil Leslie Holden, lifelong Beggs area resident, died Tuesday, September 28, 2004 at his home. He was 74 years of age. Mr. Holden was born February 8, 1930 in Nuyaka to Lewis Benjamin and Barbara (Lee) Holden. He married Mary Shirley Bias on June 25, 1955 in Beggs. Cecil drove a truck for many years and later became an oilfield pumper. He enjoyed gardening and was a member of the V.F.W. and served in the U.S. Air Force. He is survived by his wife, Mary, of the home, two sons and daughter-in-laws, Randy and Linda Holden of Cushing and Joe and Terry Holden of Beggs, a sister, Ruby Cottner of Tulsa, two brothers, George Holden of Tulsa and Donald Pittman of Mounds, five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Esco, Clyde, and Herman and sisters, Lola and Helen. A graveside service will be held 10:00 A.M. Friday at the Beggs Cemetery with Reverend Robert Yandell officiating. Friends may visit the funeral home from 1-8 PM on Thursday. Arrangements are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Beggs.