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Rebecca "Betty" Holdaway

September 1, 1936 ~ November 20, 2021 (age 85)


Lula Jane Rebecca Holdaway, also known as Betty, age 85, of Independence, VA; passed away Saturday, November 20th, 2021 at Grayson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Independence, VA.

She was born September 1st, 1936 in Mouth of Wilson, VA to the late William and Reba Halsey Holdaway. Betty loved crafting, quilting, crocheting, reading, puzzles, and especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include a son, Sam Holdaway of Troutdale, VA; a daughter, Beckey Hash and husband Charles of Independence, VA; a granddaughter, Chessie Brown and husband David of Piney Creek, NC; a grandson, Jordan Hash and companion, Micah Orfield of Independence, VA; two great-grandsons: Levi and Zack Brown of Piney Creek, NC; three great-granddaughters: Abby Hash, Adleigh Hash and Aubreigh Hash all of Independence, VA; three brothers: Jim Holdaway of Independence, VA, Bob Holdaway and wife Janice of Winston-Salem, NC, Bud Holdaway and wife Elizabeth of Independence, VA; extended family and friends also survive.

A graveside service to honor the life of Betty will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, November 22, 2021 at Pine Branch Cemetery in Mouth of Wilson, VA with Reverend Eric Miller officiating. No formal visitation will be held but you may visit at the respective homes of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Piney Creek Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, PO Box 26, Piney Creek, NC 28663.

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Graveside Service
November 22, 2021

2:00 PM
Pine Branch Cemetery
Pine Branch Road
Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363


Piney Creek Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary
PO Box 26, Piney Creek NC 28663

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