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BISMARCK -- Paul E. Holden, age 64, of Bismarck, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018.

He was born on Oct. 11, 1953, in McKeesport, Pa., the son of John Leslie Holden and Rebecca Frances Link Holden. On Aug. 5, 1989, he married Shirley Ann Kelley. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, John Holden; and one sister, Shirley Collins.

Paul was of the Orthodox Catholic faith. A United States Air Force veteran, he retired after 35 years as a tech engineer from Alliant Tech Systems in Clearwater, Fla.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Holden, of Bismarck; his daughter and son-in-law, Kristina and Ricky Ballard, of Bismarck; eight grandchildren, Paul Hobbs Jr., Jennifer Hobbs, Alayah Micucci, Mason Ballard, Madison Ballard, Shirley Ballard, Jaeny Micucci and Jo Micucci; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Dennis and Lynn Holden, of Zephyrhills, Fla., and Larry and Pat Holden, of McKeesport, Pa.; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Peg and John Harris, of Tampa, Fla., Becky and Dennis Manning, of Hudson, Fla., and Pat and David Barry, of Tampa, Fla.; two brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law, Father Leonhard Poore, of San Antonio, Texas, and Larry and Robin Poore, of New Port Richey, Fla.; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and a host of wonderful friends.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday in the Davis-Smith Funeral Home chapel, Hot Springs, with Father Leonhard Poore officiating.

Interment will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery with military honors provided by the United States Air Force.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday.

Pallbearers will be Paul Hobbs Jr., Mason Ballard, Larry Poore, Ricky Ballard, Jason Carr, Dustin Daley, Gary Williams and Dennis Manning.

Memorials may be made to the Paul Holden Memorial Fund at any Southern Bancorp location.

Guest registry is at

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