Murrell Turner Holloman

April 25, 2011


AHOSKIE – Murrell Turner Holloman, age 88, of the 300 block of Talmadge Ave., died Monday, April 25, 2011, at Roanoke Chowan Hospital.

Mrs. Holloman was born on October 1, 1922, in Bertie County, NC, a daughter of the late Raleigh and Mary Askew Turner. She was a charter member of Ahoskie Free Will Baptist Church and a member of Woodmen of the World. She was retired from Carolina Telephone after 47 years of service. Murrell was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed reading, yard work,especially picking up pinescones,gospel singing, and was one who loved to travel.

Left to cherish her memory is her beloved husband of 65 years, Paul Alton Holloman; a daughter, Debra Elizabeth Holloman of Flatrock, NC; a son, Paul Davy Holloman of Colerain, NC; a grandson, Bruce Eric Holloman of Hendersonville, NC; and a brother, Robert C. Turner of Colerain. Mrs. Holloman was predeceased by her brothers, Leroy and Alfred Benton Turner.

A celebration of life service will be conducted at the Ahoskie Free Will Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 29, 2011 with the Rev. Phillip Tipton and Rev. Robert May officiating. Burial will follow in the Ahoskie Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home on Thursday, April 28, from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m., and other times at the home.

Garrett-Jones Funeral Home is serving the Holloman family.

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Thelbert Brown
12 years ago


I’m sorry for the loss of your mother. Mothers are special blessings from God and we always must remember there’s no greater love than a mother’s love for her family. My prayers are with you and your family. Take care.

Your friend and classmate


Kim Holly Underwood
12 years ago

Alton and family, we are thinking of you at this time of loss. I was glad to have met you and Murrell through our Willoughby/Hollomon family reunions. It was so nice to see you at O’Connor’s this past Sunday. Take care and God bless you all!

David (Ray Ray)
12 years ago

May our God of Heaven be with two great children and a fine Mr. Holloman. Your wife and mother was a Lady of God, that loved people without strings attached. Thanks, Mrs. Holloman, for being a strong and loving Lady! You had many kinds words for me, while I was growing up at the Ahoskie Free Will Baptist Church.

Erlene Joyner
12 years ago

David and Debra, I’m glad that I got to speak to you both at the hospital before your mothers passing. Take care of your father. He is a very kind man and know that your mother is now in a better place and resting in peace.

12 years ago

I only knew Mrs. Murrell for a short period of time but she was one of the greatest ladies I have ever met! My thoughts and Prayers are with this family at this time.

Keith and Averi Askew
12 years ago

We are sorry for your loss.You all are in our prayers.

Jamie Peterson
12 years ago

Mr. Alton & Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give you strength and comfort you during this time. I have so many great memories from senior Camp. We love you.

Jamie Peterson

Woodman Senior Camp Director

Thomas Hodges
12 years ago

It has sadden me that, we have lost such a wonderful tree from our forrest of the Woodmen of the World. Alton and family, I will not be able to attend the funeral because, I will be in Durham for the convention. We will surely miss Murrell, and I send our sympathy, thouths, and prayers from the North Carolina Jurisdiction of the Woodmen of the World.

Thomas Hodges

NC Jurisdiction Treasurer