== Biography == Sharon Ann Holladay was born on Jan. 14, 1946. She was born at home in Cullman County with a midwife present. Her name was Theney Thompson. As I was being born, she realized that the Umbilical cord was wrapped around my neck 2-3 times. Ms. Thompson pushed me back into the birth canal and unwrapped the cord. I was told that it would have choked me or reduced the oxygen to my brain if she had not had the wisdom and experience to unwrap the cord! At birth I weighed 10lb 14oz. There were no pain reducing drugs or shots at that time, so my Mother was a tough woman. I was the last of 5 children born to William Guy and Nellie Ann Carter Holladay. My older brothers were Glenn Russell, born 22 April 1932, Thomas Wyatt (named for his two grandfathers) born 7 Sept. 1934 died 2 Dec. 2012, Jimmie Dalton Born 7 Nov. 1939, and sister Sandra Janet born 14 Feb. 1943. We lived on a 120 acre farm in rural Cullman County, AL. We had many Holladay and Carter cousins and spent many happy times together. My two oldest brothers married and moved away when I was still very young and my first niece was born when I was 9, she seemed like a little sister. I started to school at Battleground when I was 5 because the communities didn't have enough 6 year old children to make a class that year, therefore I graduated from high school just 5 months after turning 17. I was an active happy child throughout my school years, with a few unpleasant events, such as losing my GrandDad ( Wyatt Richmond) Holladay when I was 14, the first close family death. After high school I was working in Birmingham, Al and met my future husband, Hugo Bryan Walden. After a short engagement we married on 11 May 1968. Two years later I gave birth to our first child, a daughter, Shelley Lannett Walden, She was a red head who weighed 10lb 8oz. I, like my Mother had a midwife present with no epidural! Two years later on 14 Feb. (my sister's birthday) I gave birth to our second child, a son. We named him Bryan Kerby Walden, he also weighed 10lb 8oz at birth. In Aug. In March 1972 my Mother, Nellie Ann Carter Holladay was killed by a drunk driver at Jones Chapel Hwy 278 in Cullman Co. Al. 1972 we moved from Birmingham to Rainsville, Al. on Sand mountain, close to where Hugo was raised. I gave birth to our third child on 3 Jan. 1972, a precious daughter who died minutes after being born. She is buried at Warren Graveyard in Fyffe, Al. We lived in that area for 6-7 years then moved to the Simcoe/Goldridge area of Cullman County, AL. I opened a tailoring/seamstress business and made the display garments for the Calico Shop in Cullman along with many other clients in the area. Hugo and I moved our family to Orlando, Fl. in 1986, where he was building commercial buildings, hospitals, schools, churches, ect. Our children are now married and Kerby, has three sons, Nathan Thomas, born 4 June 1999, Garrett Bryan, born 23 Sept. 2003 and Carson Michael, born 22 Aug. 2006. Our daughter, Shelley has no children. We are still in the Orlando, Fl area in 2017. My Father, William Guy Holladay passed away on 26 April 2002 at age 94. My sister Sandra was taking care of him after he lost a leg in 1988 and was unable to walk. What precious parents I was blessed with and I think of them every day.
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