Murrell Turner Holloman

Published 9:24 am Thursday, April 28, 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, 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 pinecones, 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; 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 a.m. on Friday, April 29, 2011 with the Rev. Phillip Tipton and the 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.

Family and friends may send condolences and sign the online guestbook by visiting

Garrett-Jones Funeral Home is serving the Holloman family.