Deloris Christine Holley


Mrs. Deloris Christine Holley, age 87, Johnson City, passed away Monday, November 12, 2018 at Johnson City Medical Center.
Mrs. Holley was born in Washington County and the daughter of the late Arthur F. & Linnie Davison. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. “Jug” Holley, married in 1950,
She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and lifelong member of Knob Creek Church of the Brethren. She loved her church and serving the Lord.
Mrs. Holley retired from East Tennessee State University where she worked in the bookstore. She was a sports advocate and kept up with the Buccaneers.
She was a two-year cancer survivor. She loved to sit on the back porch feeding small animals and birds that visited her.
Survivors include three children, Robert “Gregory” Holley and wife Linda of Jonesborough, Carolene Riley and husband Edd of Raleigh, NC and Joy Stroupe and husband Richard of Erwin; one grandson, Christopher Holley, Jonesborough. brother, Sonny Davison, Johnson City; Thanks to special life-long friends, Joann Holly, Johnson City, Ron & Kathy Tasker, Cherie Jones and Peggy Keplinger.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm Friday, November 16, 2018 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Rev. Kenneth Kyker officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:00-1:00 pm Friday prior to the service. Interment services will follow at Monte Vista Burial Park.
Pallbearers will be family & friends.

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11-16-2018 David and Judy Kite
Dear Greg, Carolene, and Joy, I am so sorry that we cannot be there with you to celebrate Deloris' joyous life, and to grieve with you. She was such a good friend for so many years. We have many good memories.
11-15-2018 Becky Rogers
Oh Dear Carolene, Edd and family. I know how hard this has been - and how much you have done to care for your Mom. I wish I had had the privilege of knowing her, and she raised a wonderful YOU ! Please know we all have you in our thoughts, sending warm love for comfort, knowing that God has His Grace and Mercy overspreading all of you. Warm hugs.
11-14-2018 Sheila Ford Blair
Joy so sorry to hear about your mom. I know and understand the pain of your loss and am thinking about you and keeping you in my prayers. God bless you and your family!
11-14-2018 Garry McCarty
My prayers and thoughts for the family, thinking especially of Greg.
11-14-2018 Gina Samia
Carolene and Family, We are so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful mother, and we will be praying for you all during this time.
11-14-2018 Sally Whiteman
Carolene, I remember your sweet Momma so fondly! She kept me laughing those years in the Culp Center! Praying for you and Edd and the family as you adjust to this tremendous life change. You will never quit missing her, but there will come a time when memories will just bring a warm smile instead of the acute ache you feel now...Sally
11-14-2018 Mimi Van Dyke
Joy so sorry for the loss of your mother, I did not know her, but she was a very pretty lady, I can see the resemblance. Mimi Van Dyke
11-14-2018 Daphne and Al
We love you and know this is such s difficult time. You both loved her so much and always made sure she had everything she needed to be comfortable. Thinking of you and sending prayers to you and the family.
11-14-2018 Tisha Harrison
The East Tennessee State University Retirees Association would like to express our sincere condolences to Mrs. Holley's family. She was a member of the ETSURA organization and a valued employee at ETSU. The groups thoughts and prayers are with you.
11-14-2018 Geraldine Greenwell
I worked in the library at ETSU during the time Deloris worked in the bookstore and I saw her often. She was such a joy to be around - full of laughter and mischief. She was a beautiful lady in every way. My condolences to the family on her passing.
11-14-2018 Rich Brewer
Carolene. Everyone at all of the offices have been asking how you are doing. Know that all of us offer our sincerest sympathy and know that you, Edd, and your entire family remain in our thoughts and prayers.---Rich
11-14-2018 Karen Routh Peoples
Joy and family; So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. May God put His arms of comfort around you at this time.
11-14-2018 JimOlinger
Sorry for your loss.
11-14-2018 Sandy Whitaker
Greg and Linda, My deepest sympathy for your loss.
11-14-2018 Bill Potter
Greg and other family members!Robin and I send our sincere condolences in the lost of your mom.She was such a nice person and I remember her well.I'm glad I got to know everyone in your family.God will take care of her spirt and a new eternal life.And time now spent with your dad.The Bill Potter family.Dallas,Ga.
11-14-2018 Denny and Martha Garren
You all are in our thoughts and prayers. If y'all need anything please let us know. Love you all!!
11-13-2018 Connie & Don Humston
Deloris and Jug and their 3 children were our very first neighbors when we moved in across the street from them. She and Jug and their family were so good to us. Deloris used to cut our oldest son's hair when he was a toddler. She would put him on her kitchen counter and I would hold him while she cut his hair. We had so much fun with the Holleys. Deloris loved to laugh. I will never ever forget the sound of her laughter and how she loved people. I learned a lot from Deloris. She will be missed by the many who knew her. I know she has a special place in Heaven. We will see you again, sweet Deloris.
11-13-2018 Terrie Freshour
Greg and Linda so sorry for your loss, you both are in my prayers. Terrie Freshour


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