Melba Hinshaw

                                                  ┌── Henry Alexander Hinshaw
                                                  │    1865-1927 
                 ┌── Benjamin Roosevelt Hinshaw ──┤
                 │    1904-1979                   │
                 │                                └── Elvira Jeanette Andrew
                 │                                     1860-1935 
Melba Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1933          │
                 └── Virginia Smith
M: Joseph Holt

Melba Hinshaw     [ID 08622] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Oct 23 1933, Alamance County, North Carolina.1  

She married Joseph Holt.2  Joseph, son of Kuhl Holt and Agnes Layton, was born Dec 22 1934.3,4  


Joe Holt; [email: ].

Joseph died Feb 8 1998, Duke University Medical Center, Graham, North Carolina; Graham Memorial Park.3,4  

Joseph's obituary was published February 9, 1998 in The Times-News (Burlington, North Carolina):4

Mr. Joseph Holt

GRAHAM - Mr. Joseph Holt, 63, of 622 Johnson Ave., died at 4 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998, at Duke University Medical Center after a critical illness of three weeks.  

An Alamance County native, he was the husband of Mrs. Melba Hinshaw Holt, who survives, and the son of Mr. Kuhl Holt and Mrs. Agnes Layton Holt, both deceased.  He was retired project manager of Holt Construction Co. and a construction consultant for Alley, Williams, Carman & King.  

A 1957 graduate of Florida State University, he was co-captain of the FSU football team in 1956 and 1957.  He was a member of the men's chorus and the Carolina Golf Association and the Florida State University Alumni Association.  He was a retired member of the Graham Volunteer Fire Department, and a charter member of Quarry Hills Country Club and a member of Graham Presbyterian Church.  

Survivors other than his wife of the home include a daughter, Ms. Ruth Anglis Holt of Los Angeles; a son, Mr. Joseph Kuhl Holt of Greensboro; a sister, Mrs. Martha Holt Moffitt of Mebane; and a brother, Mr. Jon David Holt of Raleigh.  

He was preceded in death by a brother, Mr. Franz Kuhl Holt.  

The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Graham Presbyterian Church by Dr. William C. Weckerly, pastor, and the Rev. Janie Frederick, pastor of Unity Church of Today.  Burial will be in Graham Memorial Park.  

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 Tuesday night at Rich & Thompson Funeral Home in Graham and other times at the home.  The body will be taken to the church 30 minutes prior to the service.  

Memorials may be made to the Heart Transplant Clinic, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.

Melba currently (2004) resides in Burlington, North Carolina.1  

Social Security information for Joseph Holt: 238-48-4478


  1. Contribution from Joe Holt.
  2. Contribution from John Will Bradshaw ().
  3. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  4. Obituary of Joseph Holt; The Times-News (Burlington, North Carolina); February 9, 1998:

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