Myrtle Reed Greenholtz



Myrtle Reed Greenholtz, age 72 of Forest City died Friday, May 26, 2017 at her residence. Myrtle was born January 1, 1945 in Brant Lake, New York and was a daughter of the late Ernest and Frances Bills Reed. She was a faithful member of Trinity Wesleyan Church in Forest City and she, along with her daughter, son-in-law and her late husband co-owned Foothills Family Campground since 1998. She had also previously worked in the cafeteria at East Rutherford Middle School where she truly enjoyed the students and her fellow co-workers. Myrtle was an faithful supporter of South Mountain Family Camp and was a true and devoted friend to those she met in life.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Greenholtz, Jr.

Survivors include a son, Stephen Wayne Greenholtz of Tryon, a daughter, Dawn Marie Hemmelgarn and husband Bill of Forest City, a brother, Bud Reed of Warrensberg, NY, a sister, Edith Reed of Forest City. There are also four grandchildren, Jessica Flores and husband Steve, Bethany Thompson and husband Shane, Christopher Hemmelgarn and Matthew Hemmelgarn; four great-grandchildren, Billy and Cody Flores, Luke Thompson and Lincoln Thompson as well as her very special friends, Susan Johnson and Naomi Hammond.

Funeral services will be held at eleven o'clock Monday in the Trinity Wesleyan Church with Reverend Larry Seagers officiating. Visitation will be from six until eight Sunday evening at The Padgett and King Mortuary. Memorials may be made to South Mountain Family Camp, c/o Linda Hardin, 202 Crawley Drive, Forest City, North Carolina 28043. The Padgett and King Mortuary & Crematory is in charge of arrangements and an online guest registry is available at