James Franklin Holloway

November 19, 1936 ~ September 2, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old


James Franklin “Bud” Holloway,86, of Millers Creek passed away after a lengthy decline in health.  He was called to his eternal home Saturday, September 2, 2023.   

James was born November 19, 1936 in Wilkes County to the late James Richard Holloway and Eula Mae Staley Holloway.

James retired from the North Carolina Department of Corrections after 34 years as superintendent, he was fondly known as Captain Holloway.  He served as a Deacon of Parkway Baptist Church and at the time of his death was a member of Union Baptist Church, Wilbar. James enjoyed the company of others, keeping a garden, camping and could be found “tinkering” on something most any day.  James always had a great love and adoration for family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

James had expressed many times his anticipation and longing to go to his heavenly home to be with his Lord and Savior and reunited with his wife and many others. 

While our hearts are sad, we are comforted by knowing he has been welcomed into the light of Heaven and is where he longed to be.  He will be remembered as a caring and giving man, and will live on in our hearts and memories until we meet again. 

James served in the U.S Army as a Sergeant in the early 1960s for four years. 

James is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Linda Kilby Holloway; sisters, Polly H. Miller and Mary Alexander. 

James is survived by his two children, Jim Holloway and wife, Ann Holloway of Millers Creek, Lorraine Holloway of North Wilkesboro; grandchildren, Madison Chase Spears Faw, Raquel Spears, Gracie Holloway, Levi Holloway; great grandchildren, Brenley Spears, Chloe Billings, Emma Watts, Everly Spears and a great grandson on the way; sister, Nancy Hall of Millers Creek and many loving nieces, nephews and lifelong friends.

Graveside Service will be held Wednesday September 6, 2023 at 3 p.m. at Reddies River Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Wilbar, 2628 N. Old NC Hwy 16, Millers Creek.

Rev. Kerry Nicholas will be officiating. 

Full military honors will be provided by VFW post 1142 and the North Carolina Honor Guard. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Wake Forest Hospice, 126 Executive Dr #110, Wilkesboro, NC 28697.

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Graveside Service
September 6, 2023

3:00 PM
Reddies River Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Wilbar


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