Hugh Lane Jolly

August 21, 1950December 12, 2012
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Hugh Lane Jolly, 62, of Cove City, passed Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at CarolinaEast Medical Center.

He was retired from the National Guard and presently was a bus mechanic with the Craven County School System. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and repairing International 140 tractors.

Hugh is survived by his mother, Della Tilghman of Cove City; two daughters: Elisha Jolly Bialowas and husband, Steve and son, Tanner of Grifton and Amanda Lane Jolly Murphy and husband, Donnie and their children, Leven, Riley and Logan of Pollocksville; brother, Robert Jolly of Maysville; three sisters: Polly Henderson of Kinston, Faye Smith of Cove City and Betty Jolly of Cove City and wife, Suzanne Dawson Jolly and his step-children, Randy White and Crystal Weatherington and husband, Stewart and their daughter, Holly Ann.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Cotten Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends at Cotten Funeral Home on Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Interment will be in Daugherty Family Cemetery in Cove City.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home and Crematory.



  • Visitation Saturday, December 15, 2012
  • Funeral Service Sunday, December 16, 2012


  • Interment

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January 9, 2013

To The Jolly Family,

I am so sorry to learn that Hugh Lane passed. My Mom, Willie Mae loved her family. I can't count the number of Sundays that we would load up and drive from New Bern to Ft. Barnwell to spend the day and many times into the night. We mainly met everyone at Aunt Mabel's (Grandmamie's.) We didn't know it then, but what a wonderful time that was. Our prayers are with you.

December 30, 2012

Polly and family, Dale and I are so sorry to hear of Hugh's passing. Love to all. Jenny Fornes

Christine Smith Barnes

December 23, 2012

To the Jolly Family,

I just found out about Hugh's passing. So sorry to learn this. But Heaven has him and that should be a comfort to you all. May God give each of you what you need everyday to get thru. Think of all the memories you have of him and hold on to them.

Marc & Donna Riley family

December 17, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.


December 17, 2012

We are so sorry to hear about Hugh. We had some good times working together. He will be missed.
Love Albert and Carolyn

Janet Stevens

December 16, 2012

May God Bless the Jolly Family! Our thoughts and prayers go out to you!

Janet Stevens

December 16, 2012

Elisha and family: We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers!
Janet & Jim Stevens and Stephanie Hopkins

Grover and Linda Wetherington

December 16, 2012

To all, of The Jolly Family, May God
Bless, Amd Keep You. In His Care Always.

Mike Barrow

December 16, 2012

Haven't seen each other for many years but will never forget the smile and shining eyes that told you he was up to something. You are in our prayers.

Lee and Amy Sutton

December 16, 2012

Hugh Lane has spent many days at the shop with Mr. Ed and Lee. The news came as a surprise. He will be missed at the shop. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.