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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|EULOGIES & CONDOLENCES|
||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
|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. |
||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!|
|My prayers and thoughts for the family, thinking
especially of Greg.|
|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.|
|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|
||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|
||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. |
|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. |
|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
|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|
||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. |
|Sorry for your loss.|
|Greg and Linda,
My deepest sympathy for your loss.|
|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
||Denny and Martha Garren
|You all are in our thoughts
and prayers. If y'all need
anything please let us know.
Love you all!!|
||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.|
|Greg and Linda so sorry for your loss, you both are in my
prayers. Terrie Freshour |
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