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Mary Elizabeth Holcomb

December 14, 1927 — August 14, 2019


Mary Elizabeth Holcomb 91, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, WV.

She was born to the late Lydia Elizabeth (Harkins) and Luther Carnes Beaver on December 14, 1927 in Charleston.

Mary, first and foremost, loved her Lord Jesus Christ and her family. She met the love of her life, Clifton V. Holcomb, through church conferences and married him in 1946, after his service in France in WW II. She worked at Rose City Cafeteria and Gino's Pizza in the 1980's.  Mary was a member of the Garrison Ave. Freewill Baptist Church since 1961.  She loved gardening, flower arranging, ceramics, quilting, embroidery, and even played basketball in school.  She loved watching birds and butterflies out her windows.

She is preceded in death by her husband; Clifton, daughter, Alberta Kay Stevens and son, David Lee Holcomb.

She is survived by children, William (Bill) Luther and his wife Pam, Kathleen Ann Kidd and her husband, Sid, Albert Ray, and Beverly Ginther Gregory and her husband Tony; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson.

A special thank you to her caregiver, Rhonda.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, August 19, 2019 at Elk Funeral Home 2001 Pennsylvania Ave., Charleston, WV  25302 with Homebound Pastor Larry Abshire and Pastor Larry Young officiating. Burial will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes, WV .

Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 PM, Sunday evening, August 18, and 1 hour before the service at the funeral home.

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Elk Funeral Home is honored to serve the Holcomb Family.

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

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Monday, August 19, 2019

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