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The lasting legacy of a life devoted to loving the sinner

Holdman, who died on July 12, was known as “the Angel of Death Row”

SOMETIMES CALLED “THE ANGEL OF DEATH ROW,” Scharlette Holdman was not everyone’s idea of angelic. She had a salty tongue and a wicked sense of humor and a temper that once moved her to heave a typewriter at a door. She had a rebellious streak so wide that it really wasn’t even a streak. Opposing authority was more like the core of her being—especially the authority of

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