Russell Wayne Holden

Russell Wayne Holden passed away unexpectedly but peacefully in his home on October 31st, 2022, at the age of 70. Russell was born in Rome, GA, and resided in Taylorsville, GA, for most of his life.

He was the son of the late William “Bill” Holden and Mary Jestine Kernes Holden, the brother to William Everette Holden (Gail), the late David Lee Holden (Fay) , Mary Frances Holden Goswick (Travis), James Alvin Holden and the late Elizabeth Louise Holden O’Berry. Russell is survived by the love of his life and his wife of 52 years, Kathy Diane Mullinax Holden, as well as 4 children, 1 daughter-in-law and 6 grandchildren which include, son- Ivan Holden and his children Levi and Leann Simmons; daughter, Amy Holden and his grandson, Taylor Ashton Kern; son, Barry Holden, wife Ann Holden and their three children Brandon Elrod, Allyson Elrod, and Bentley Holden, son - Benji Holden. 

Russell was predeceased by his grandson Russell Wyatt Holden who was named after him and Dana Holden his daughter-in-law and late wife of his son Ivan Holden. 

Russell was the owner of Holden’s Roofing for over 30 years and later Holden’s Produce. Russell will be greatly missed by his family and friends. His life’s work was hard on his body, and he suffered many ailments in his later years. It is with great sadness we lay him to rest. His suffering and toil on this earth and in this life is over and he is now pain-free. While we mourn our loss, we also joyfully release him into our Father’s hands

A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at two o'clock in the afternoon on Tuesday, the 8th of November, 2022 in the chapel of Owen Funeral Home with Rev. JR McWhorter of The Sanctuary officiating. Interment will immediately follow in Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery. The family would like to invite all to gather with us at the church for refreshments after the graveside service.

Serving as pallbearers are Taylor Ashton Kern (grandson), David Holden (nephew), Greg Holden (nephew), Kent Mullinax (nephew), Stacey Holden (family friend), Case Tilley (family friend) and Eric Landrum (family friend). 

Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family for two hours prior to service time at Owen Funeral Home.  

Please visit to post tributes and sign the on-line register book.

Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Dr., Cartersville, GA 30120 is honored to serve Mr. Holden's family.