Dodd Payne Hess Funeral Home

350 W Maple Ave, Fayetteville, WV


Mary Frances (Davis) Holly

January 11, 1933January 5, 2020

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. She 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.


  • Graveside Service Thursday, January 9, 2020


Mary Frances (Davis) Holly

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Tammy Haynie (Blake)

January 7, 2020

Mary was such a wonderful person! Warmest memories of playing in her home as a child and eating some of the best biscuits ever! My thoughts are with the entire family.

Beverly Legg by

January 6, 2020

Spend alot of night with Mary and family in my younger days. Loved them all my cousins
Rest in peace. Love and prayers.

Loretta Welch

January 6, 2020

Mary was a helpful friend to many at the Garden always taking time to help someone if it was getting them a blanket or a drink.I enjoyed singing songs with Mary also was very good in the the kitchen but most of all she showed love .

Janette Woodrum

January 6, 2020

My deepest sympathy to you and all the family..what an inspiration she was when she was out and about..always a smile and kind word. Being a love of her family...she was blessed to have such an awesome family and they were blessed to have her...my deepest sympathy to you all....fly high Mary...rest in peace.