MOCKSVILLE Mrs. Dorothy Johnson Holmes, 91, formerly of Madison Road, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, at Autumn Care of Statesville. Mrs. Holmes was born Oct. 6, 1927, in Iredell County to the late William Filo Cooper Johnson and Cynthia Elizabeth Mayberry Johnson. On Jan. 25, 1947, she married Clarence Fraley Holmes. They moved to Mocksville in 1950. She worked at Belt's Inc. in Mocksville for 20 years. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and traveling. Mrs. Holmes was a member of Center United Methodist Church and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2008. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Clarence Fraley Holmes; son, Joseph Fraley Holmes; and granddaughter, Shannon Alyssa Holmes. She is survived by her daughter, Cathy Holmes Maraz (Ron) of Huntersville; granddaughter, Ashley Elizabeth Holmes of Mocksville; brother, Parks Johnson of Statesville; and many nieces, nephews and friends. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at Center United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Kevin H. Jasper officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, at Eaton Funeral Home. Memorials may be considered for Center United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Linda Owings, 728 Wilkesboro St., Mocksville, NC 27028. Online condolences may be made at

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