Margie Dunlow Hollowell

April 13, 1925 - September 29, 2017

04/13/1925 - 09/29/2017

Past Services

Sunday October 01, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Monday October 02, 2017
Highland Memorial Gardens
US 13 South, 109 Ward Road
Ahoskie, NC 27910
Monday October 02, 2017
2:00 pm
Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Hwy 42 West
Ahoskie, NC 27910

COLERAIN, NC – Margie Dunlow Hollowell, age 92, passed away on September 29, 2017 at the Accordius Health at Creekside Care of Ahoskie, NC, with her family by her side.

Mrs. Hollowell was born in Bertie County on April 13, 1925, a daughter of the late Johnnie and Sally White Dunlow. Margie was a longtime faithful member of Mars Hill Baptist Church where she served as Sunday School teacher for many years. In honor of her service to the church, a Sunday School Class was named after her. Margie enjoyed gardening, sewing, and quilting, but first and foremost in her life was being a loving and devoted wife and mother.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Melvin Clay Hollowell, and her brother, MacDonald Dunlow.

Left to cherish her memory is her two Sons, Keith Hollowell and wife, Eleanor, and Dana Hollowell and wife Martha, all of Colerain, NC; a granddaughter, Kristen Hollowell , and a grandson, Austin Hollowell, both of Colerain, NC; a brother, Manly Dunlow of Elizabeth City, NC; two step grandsons, Paul Upchurch of Colerain, NC and Jon Upchurch of Greenville, NC; a step granddaughter, Angie Terry of Kitty Hawk, NC; a step great grandson, Bobby Terry; and a step great granddaughter, Madisyn Terry; and several nieces & nephews.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 1, 2017, from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, and other times at the home.

A celebration of life service will be held on Monday, October 2, 2017, at 2:00 pm at the Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel, with Rev. Ray Faircloth, Sr. and Rev. Ray Faircloth Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens, Ahoskie, NC.

Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made directly to Alzheimer’s Association, Eastern NC Chapter, 5171 Glenwood Ave., Suite 101, Raleigh, NC, 27612, or you may donate online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Hollowell family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Judy Martin
6 years ago

Margie was a sweet, hardworking lady. I had the pleasure of “shuckin’ corn” with her several times and I treasure that memory. She loved her family and will be missed.

Mary L Felton
6 years ago

Milton and I send our sincere thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this time of loss and sadness. May you find comfort in knowing that “Miss Margie” is now at peace and with the Lord. Take care.

Richard and Ethel Mae Knowles
6 years ago

Very sweet and kind person,know you will miss her. Love you