Paul Alton Holloman

February 28, 2012


AHOSKIE – Paul Alton Holloman, age 86, of Talmadge Ave., died Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital.

Mr. Holloman was born October 18, 1925, in Hertford County, the only child of Andrew and Cora Lee Holloman. He was an active member of Ahoskie Free Will Baptist Church where he served as song leader for over 45 years, as well as serving on other various boards and committees throughout the years. Alton was also a member of the American Legion Post 102 and was a member of the Ahoskie Woodmen of the World Lodge #328 since 1942, having served in various positions over the years including serving as the National Representative from 1997 until 2001. He enjoyed attending WOW camps and bingo night. He also enjoyed traveling with his late wife Murrell Turner Holloman, especially going to Lake Okeechobee, staying for months, and fishing, which they did year after year. He was former owner and operator of the Tastee Freeze in Ahoskie and was a Navy veteran, serving during WWII.

Left to cherish his memory is his daughter, Debra Elizabeth Holloman of Ahoskie; a son, Paul Davy Holloman of Colerain, and a grandson, Bruce Eric Holloman of Charlotte, NC.

The family will receive friends at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home on Friday, March 2, from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. and other times at the home. A celebration of life service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Ahoskie Free Will Baptist church, with the Rev. Jeffrey Cockrell and Rev. Robert May officiating. Burial will follow in Ahoskie Cemetery, with military honors. Flowers are welcome or memorial donations may be made to Ahoskie Free Will Baptist Church, 500 Kiwanis St., Ahoskie, NC, 27910.

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Jay Hall
11 years ago

I have many fond memories of Brother Alton. A fine Christian gentleman in every way. He was a great example of what a Christian is. He was true & faithful to the Ahoskie FWB church & he never let anything stop him. I will always remember him smiling & holding the hymn book as he led the congregation singing.

Ray Turner Jr
11 years ago

Praying for your comfort.

Beulah Harris Pearce
11 years ago

We are so sorry about the passing of Mr. Holloman.He will surely be missed, especially in church, leading the singing. He always had a smile and kind word for everyone. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family in your loss. May the warmth of friends and loved ones change your sorrow to peace.

With deepest Sympathy,

J.D. and Beulah Pearce

Joyce Umhlett
11 years ago

I am sitting here thinking of what I want to say. Mr. Alton would not believe it as how Mrs. Merrell and myself could have a talking contest at

any time and we loved it! Swedish motto

“Shared joy is a double joy, Shared sorrow is half a sorrow.” Didnot share this motto with either of them however the short time I have known then, it was very evident that sharing and caring in joy and sorrow was a part of their life-style. I am thankful to have known them.

Love and Prayers,

ReJoyce (He call me rejoice)

David Ray
11 years ago

Brother Holloman, thanks for friendship and your way of leading by example! We will see U again! May we PRAISE OUR GOD, Brother Holloman, is HOME at Last!

Debra and family we LOVE and will continue to PRAY with and for you!