Mary Frances Holly
God saw her getting tired and a cure was not to be, so He put His arms around her and He whispered "come to Me".
Mary Frances Holly, 86, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 5, 2020. Her final days were spent in comfort and peace at the Bowers Hospice House surrounded by her family.
She was born on January 11, 1933 at Fayetteville, West Virginia.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, James Franklin Holly.
She is survived by her children: James F. Holly, Jr. (Debbie), Keith Holly (Charlotte), Kevin Holly, and Kelli Harvey (Eric). She is survived by her grandchildren including: James F. Holly III (Kim), Ryan Holly (Parthenia), Amy Alton (Ryan), Jason Sutphin (Erin), Allen King, and Brett Harvey. She is survived by her Great Grand Children including: Arabella Holly, Presley Holly, Parker Holly, and Kaylee Sutphin.
Putting family first was a trademark of Mary Holly. After raising her children, she went back to school to achieve a degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She worked at Plateau Medical Center until her retirement.
Her family will always remember her for cooking the best Sunday dinners for the entire family to share and enjoy together with their grandparents.
Mary spent some of her last days with her friends and caregivers at Mary's Garden and Hidden Valley. he loved flowers (especially Irises), she loved animals, and she had a special fondness for humming birds. She loved to crochet and to create clothing and blankets with her needle work.
Mary was a member of Cotton Hill Baptist Church and attended regularly with her husband and family for decades.
In lieu of flowers, you can make contributions in Mary's name to Bowers Hospice House in Beckley, or to the Fayette County Humane Society.
Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home in Fayetteville will handle the arrangements.
A graveside service will be held for friends and family on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 1:00 PM at the Huse Memorial Park in Fayetteville.
Published on January 6, 2020


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Dixie Kincaid
Jan 06, 2020
Sympathy and Prayers to Mary's family. Mary was always a precious lady, she and her husband both. I knew both of them from Kelly Drug Years ago.
Go rest high on that mountain.
Rosella Carte Trail
Jan 06, 2020
So very sorry to hear of your moms death. You are in my prayers.
Rebecca Pollock
Jan 06, 2020
I’ve known Mary since I was a small child from church. But my favorite memory of her is that at 65 she went back to school and became an LPN. She was a role model for me! She helped me to know that you can always achieve your dream no matter how old you are. Thank you Mary! I will never forget you and how I looked up to you! Heaven is blessed to have you as one of their angels.
Rebecca (Blake) Pollock.