Husband Of NC's Secretary Of State Dies Of Cancer

The husband of North Carolina's secretary of state has died at age 77 after a battle with cancer.

A spokesman for Secretary of State Elaine Marshall said her husband, William Holdford, died early Saturday at his home.

Spokesman George Jeter says Holdford was an attorney in Wilson who died while he was surrounded by family.

Holdford had battled cancer for more than a year. He was the president of the Narron & Holdford law firm.

He is also survived by his two daughters and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the Joyner Funeral Home on Monday.


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  • by Latesha Location: Brooklyn, NY on Nov 29, 2009 at 05:58 PM
    My prayers are sent to the family!!! Memories of the time shared with your loved one, will see you through this difficult time.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Nov 29, 2009 at 05:11 PM
    My prayers are with rhe family, God bless.
  • by Susan Baker Location: Engelhard on Nov 29, 2009 at 04:01 PM
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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