Judy Ann Holsclaw

June 17, 1944May 22, 2019

Mrs. Judy Ann Pennell Holsclaw, 74, of Hickory, passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the Brian Center in Hickory.

Mrs. Holsclaw was born June 17, 1944 in Alexander County to the late Gus and Winnie Mae Grubbs Pennell.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ervin Carson Holsclaw, four brothers, Jay, Rueben, George Pennell and Lynn Pennell.

Mrs. Holsclaw was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of Dover Baptist Church in Taylorsville where she taught Sunday School and Bible School. She also worked as an inspector for Clayton Marcus Furniture. Judy loved to work in her flower garden in her earlier years.

Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, Danny Eugene Holsclaw and wife Bridgett of Lenoir, Rocky Holsclaw and wife Barbara of Lenoir, Carson Holsclaw and wife Rebecca of Morganton, daughter, Karen Holsclaw of Granite Falls, a brother, Jack Pennell, three sisters, Alvania Starnes late and husband Don of Bethlehem, Elsie Bentley and husband Larry of Taylorsville and Martha Pennell of Advance. Also left to cherish her memory are six grandchildren, six great grandchildren, 2 half-sisters and 2 half-brothers.

A funeral service to honor Mrs. Holsclaw will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 12:00 pm in the chapel of Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home with Rev. Phil Jolly officiating. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service, from 11:00 am until 12:00 pm at Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home.

Burial will follow the service at Dover Baptist Church in Taylorsville.

Serving as pallbearers will be Kirk Austin, Lee Adams, Ricky Adams, Ray Blair, Teddy Estes and Joe Estes.

Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at

Penry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Judy Ann Pennell Holsclaw.


  • Danny Eugene Holsclaw, Rocky Holsclaw, Carson Holsclaw and Karen Holsclaw, Children
  • Ervin Carson Holsclaw, Husband
  • Gus Pennell and Winnie Mae Grubbs Pennell, Parents
  • Jack Pennell, Brother
  • Alvania Starnes, Elsie Bentley and Martha Pennell, Sisters
  • Jay, Rueben, George and Lynn Pennell, Brothers
  • She also leaves behind 6 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 2 half-sisters and 2 half-brothers.

  • Kirk Austin
  • Lee Adams
  • Ricky Adams
  • Roy Blair
  • Teddy Estes
  • Joe Estes


  • Receiving of Friends Saturday, May 25, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 25, 2019


Judy Ann Holsclaw

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Matk Broyhill

May 26, 2019

Sorry for your loss prayers for the family.

David & Elizabeth Johnson

May 24, 2019

Carson, Rocky, Karen and Danny,

We are so sorry to hear about your mother. Mrs. Judy was a very sweet person. You are in our prayers during this difficult time.

Annie and Chop