OBITUARY

H. Hollis Arehart

October 3, 1926December 23, 2011

Harry Hollis Arehart, 85, of Stuarts Draft passed away Friday, December 23, 2011 at Emeritus at Staunton surrounded by his loving family. Born on October 3, 1926 in Augusta County, Virginia, the first child of the late Harry L. and Beulah B. Arehart. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 63 years, Sylvia M. Arehart; his precious daughter Alvina A. Wise; as well as four dear Arehart brothers: Homer, Eddie, J.T. and Kyle. After attending Stuarts Draft High School, Hollis went to work at E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company in Wayensboro. During WWII he served 20 months in the Marine Corps, 13 months of which were at Pearl Harbor. He resumed employment at DuPont after his military service. Upon retirement, Hollis had been with the company 42 years. Hollis was a life-long member of White Hill Church of the Brethren, serving in many capacities including Sunday School teacher and church treasurer. He served as a member and officer of the local P.T.A. During his retirement years he could be found using his electrical skills on jobs for friends and family. He also thoroughly delighted in the work and fellowship of gardening and canning with dear friends. Survivors include his daughter, Treva A. Barnhart and husband Glenn of Seattle, Washington. Additionally, Hollis is survived by three brothers and five sisters who remained- along with their spouses- nurturing and attentive during his long life: Hunter Arehart, Leo Arehart, Mary Lane, Bernice Talbott, Christine Lotts, Alice Puffenbarger, Wayne Arehart and Betty Arehart. Hollis is also survived by his daughter’s husband, Marion Wise. Hollis also leaves behind the nine “Joys of his life” – his six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Mike Wise and wife Kelli, Melissa Harris, Dan Barnhart, Matt Barnhart and wife Lauren, Jessie Barnhart and Ginny Barnhart will never forget hearing their Granddad say, “It’s H-O-T, hot!” His three great grandchildren – Jacob, Jackson and Jordan – live in Richmond, Virginia. A funeral service will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at White Hill Church of the Brethren, Stuarts Draft, with Pastor James Chappell officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Military rites will be provide by the Stuarts Draft VFW Post 9339. Active and honorary pallbearers will be members of his family and his friends. The family will receive friends from 11:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at the church prior to his service. Memorial contributions may be made to White Hill Church of the Brethren, 749 Old White Hill Road, Stuarts Draft, VA 24477. Arrangements under the direction of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes Stuarts Draft Chapel, Stuarts Draft, VA.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Wednesday, December 28, 2011
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 28, 2011

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Burial
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January 6, 2012

I would like to thank all of you in attendance at Dad's funeral service last week. The day was lovely and brisk, and was made all the more meaningful by the caring folks who attended in memory of Dad. The military rites provided by the Stuarts Draft VFW added a quiet dignity. I am proud of my Dad's lifetime of accomplishments. He had loyal family and friends: A true mark of a good man.

Dad left us, and traveled on to spend Christmas 2011 with Mom and Vina, along with his parents, brothers and friends who went before him. As Dad used to say when we would pull into the driveway after being away from home:
"Home again, home again, jiggity jog!" . . . . . Treva

Missy & David Clark

December 28, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with Treva and all of the Barnharts over the loss of this sweet man. May you be comforted by your fond memories and knowing he surrounded by his wife and daughter. Peace,

Matt Barnhart

December 28, 2011

Granddad was quietly kindhearted, with a wonderful smile when he shared it, and always put others before himself. He treated Grandmom as if she was an angel, he was an excellent father, and he loved his grandchildren very much. I'm happy that he is back with Grandmom now - and I'm sure he has already been on the beach with his daughter and canned some green beans with BG. I love and miss him!

Dwayne Arehart

December 27, 2011

i don't remember anytime Uncle Hollis wasn't kind or attentive to how things were going... he always asked and he always listened.

December 27, 2011

Dear Treva,
I had no idea that your father had died. I am so sorry. Though I had never met him, he must have been a remarkable and wonderful man and father. You and your family are in my prayers.
Teresa H. Cerminara

December 25, 2011

to all my family im thinking about you all and uncle hollis will truely be missed jd puffenbarger