Jane Fretwell Holloman

May 5, 1937 - January 23, 2021

05/05/1937 - 01/23/2021

Past Services

Friday January 29, 2021
2:00 pm
Ahoskie Cemetery
First Street
Ahoskie, NC 27910
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Rev. Dr. Jesse Croom will be officiating the service.


Additional Information:

The family will receive friends at the Ahoskie Cemetery following the service.

Greenville, NC – Mrs. Jane Fretwell Holloman, age 83, formerly of Ahoskie, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021.

Mrs. Holloman was born May 5, 1937 to the late Marvin Blair and Lela Pledger Fretwell in Hertford County, NC  and a graduate of Ahoskie High School.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Ahoskie, where she had been active in her Circle, teaching Sunday School, and keeping the nursery.  Following high school, she was employed with Carolina Telephone, later Century Link, until retirement.  She became a member of the Cypress Glen community, Greenville in 2016.

Jane enjoyed working in the yard, spending time with her grandchildren and was the reunion planner for her class at Ahoskie High School.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard W. Holloman; brother, M. B. Fretwell and sister, Betty Lou Fretwell Peele.

She is survived by a daughter, Ann Blair Bunting and husband Bo of Greenville; granddaughter, Blair Bunting of Wilmington, grandson; Royal Bunting of Raleigh; a step-son, Jim Holloman and wife Becky of Tulsa, OK; three step-grandsons, Jon Holloman and wife Lauren, Thomas Holloman and wife Victoria and Daniel Holloman; sister-in-law, Bobbi Sue Fretwell of Greenville and a special cousin, Tom Fretwell of Ahoskie.

Special thanks to the loving care of the Cypress Glen staff and AscereCare.

A graveside worship service will be held on Friday, January 29, 2021 at 2:00 pm in the Ahoskie Cemetery, with Rev. Dr. Jesse Croom, officiating.  The family will receive friends at the cemetery following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 312 W. Main Street, Ahoskie, NC 27910 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601

Garrett~Sykes Funeral Services of Ahoskie is handling the local arrangements.  Online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com


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Wendy Overton-Ervin
3 years ago

I’m sorry to read your mother has passed away, Ann Blair. I remember her from growing up in First Baptist Church. She was a very nice lady and your father was a kind, gentle man. May it comfort you that they are together again.

Melanie Storey
3 years ago

Your mom was a very special lady. Her smile and laughter would light up a room. It was a pleasure knowing her. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Bart Riddick
3 years ago

Ann Blair,
I was so saddened to hear that your sweet Mother passed away. I will be keeping you in my prayers.

Laverne Perry
3 years ago

So very sorry for your loss. Your mother trained me when I went to work with Carolina Telephone in 1966 where we worked together until her retirement. I had not seen her since she moved from Ahoskie, but thought of her often, I have fond memories of time spent with her (loved to hear her laugh) May she RIP