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Berry Funeral Home

3704 Chapman Highway, Knoxville, TN

OBITUARY

Martha Holloway

March 1, 1924June 12, 2019
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Martha Cox Holloway, age 95, of Knoxville, TN, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, June 12, 2019. She was born on March 1, 1924, in Minneapolis, MN, and grew up in Fountain City. She graduated from Central High School and attended Peabody College in Nashville. Martha married the love of her life, Harold Benjamin Holloway, Sr. on June 24, 1945. He encouraged her to pursue her love of music and playing the piano. She became a very successful private piano teacher with large classes of both children and adults. She was active in the Tuesday Morning Music Club, the Music Study Club and National Federation of Music Teachers’ adjudicated events. In mid-life she became proficient on the organ and served as choir director/organist at New Prospect Presbyterian Church. She played for many weddings, concerts and programs in Knoxville and Charleston, SC. She was a member of Lake Forest Presbyterian Church, where she was a former member of the choir and hand bell choir. Martha was also a member of the Bonny Kate Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Martha is survived by her children; April Lathan (Al) of Isle of Palms, SC, Amy Holloway of Atlanta GA, Harold “Rusty” Holloway (Gwen) and Erin Holloway Moseley (Raymond) of Knoxville, her sister, Mrs. Rachel Rogers, of Farragut, TN, sister-in-law, Mrs. Jean Holloway of Knoxville, TN, seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, many beloved nieces and nephews, and her faithful canine companion, Cellie. A memorial service will be Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 3:00 pm at Lake Forest Presbyterian Church, 714 Lake Forest Drive, Knoxville, TN 37920. The family will receive friends following the service. Donations may be made in her memory to Lake Forest Presbyterian Church, St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or the charity of your choice. Condolences may be offered at www.berryfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Memorial Service Sunday, June 30, 2019
  • Memorial Service Sunday, June 30, 2019

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Laura Townsend

June 25, 2019

Bob and I regret that we will be out of town with our children & their families celebrating our 50th anniversary this week. You have our love and prayers always. Wish we could be with you for Martha's service. She was so dear to me.

Sharon McCoy

June 19, 2019

Mrs. Holloway was my piano teacher when I was in grammar school and I am sure I was one of her biggest challenges but she was always so sweet and kind.
My love and prayers to April and all of her family,
Sharon Williams McCoy

Carol Biallas

June 18, 2019

Erin and Raymond:
I am praying for your family. It is so hard to lose a wonderful Godly woman. I wish I had known her.

Love.
Carol Biallas

Becky Kidd

June 18, 2019

My Dad worked at the Post Office with Harold.
I was only 4.5 years old but well remember going to your parents wedding.
Also visiting in Their home many times.
I am a piano teacher and was in music clubs with Martha. She was always such a joy to be around.
I have missed seeing her these last few years.
I know you will miss her her but will cherish what a great Mom she was.

Patty Alston Mize

June 18, 2019

Mrs. Holloway was my piano teacher from time I was In 7th grade until I got married. She was a very talented and gifted lady who shared her love and appreciation for music with so many. I always think of her when I drive through Colonial Village and the old Kay’s Ice Cream and will continue to remember her. May God bless and comfort you all.

Millie Crawford

June 18, 2019

In 2011 my second granddaughter, Asa (who was visiting from Japan), and I made the trek to Knoxville to visit Raymond and Erin. Part of our visit included a delightful impromptu concert by "Mattie" and Asa. It is one of my most special memories. Mattie, you are so loved, and will be missed by many.

Tania Parrott McCarter

June 17, 2019

Oh sweet Ms Martha. Will always remember taking piano lessons from her over the years and how she was so happy to see her husband come in from work.

Joe Holloway

June 17, 2019

Cousins April, Amy, Rusty amd Erin,

I'm profoundly sorry for your loss. Aunt Martha was such a grand lady and I loved her dearly. Never will forget all the wonderful Christmas visits we made to Thomas Road. She, Uncle Harold and you all always made our holidays so very special. Our branch of the family is praying for yours during this sad time. Please let us know if there is anything we may do for you. -Cousin Joey

Laura Townsend

June 15, 2019

I loved your mom--she was one of my first piano teachers. Later we enjoyed playing handbells together and sharing together in Sunday School. I always admired Martha's indomitable spirit and passion for music (learning to play the harp in her 80's)! She was a dear friend who never failed to make me smile. I know Martha was ushered into heaven's gate last Wednesday with her Savior's welcome--"well done, good and faithful servant!"

Elizabeth Ridley

June 14, 2019

April, Amy, Rusty, and Erin, I am sorry for your loss and thinking of you all. Take care.

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Biography

Martha Cox Holloway, age 95, of Knoxville, TN, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, June 12, 2019. She was born on March 1, 1924, in Minneapolis, MN, and grew up in Fountain City. She graduated from Central High School and attended Peabody College in Nashville.
Martha married the love of her life, Harold Benjamin Holloway, Sr. on June 24, 1945. He encouraged her to pursue her love of music and playing the piano.
She became a very successful private piano teacher with large classes of both children and adults. She was active in the Tuesday Morning Music Club, the Music Study Club and National Federation of Music Teachers’ adjudicated events. In mid-life she became proficient on the organ and served as choir director/organist at New Prospect Presbyterian Church. She played for many weddings, concerts and programs in Knoxville and Charleston, SC. She was a member of Lake Forest Presbyterian Church, where she was a former member of the choir and hand bell choir. Martha was also a member of the Bonny Kate Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Martha is survived by her children; April Lathan (Al) of Isle of Palms, SC, Amy Holloway of Atlanta GA, Harold “Rusty” Holloway (Gwen) and Erin Holloway Moseley (Raymond) of Knoxville, her sister, Mrs. Rachel Rogers, of Farragut, TN, sister-in-law, Mrs. Jean Holloway of Knoxville, TN, seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, many beloved nieces and nephews, and her faithful canine companion, Cellie.
A memorial service will be Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 3:00 pm at Lake Forest Presbyterian Church, 714 Lake Forest Drive, Knoxville, TN 37920. The family will receive friends following the service.
Donations may be made in her memory to Lake Forest Presbyterian Church, St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or the charity of your choice. Condolences may be offered at www.berryfuneralhome.com.