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Elma Chambliss Holloman

January 13, 1921 ~ June 18, 2015 (age 94)

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Farmvilleâ¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦Elma Chambliss Holloman, 94, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, June 18, 2015. She was born in Triplet, Virginia on January 13, 1921 (as she would say, âœA 1921 Modelâ₝).  The youngest of seven children, she was born to the late Ernest Wilber Chambliss and Dallas Pearson Chambliss. Elma earned her Bachelors of Arts in Education from Highpoint College. During World War II, she joined the Army and served as a Medical Tech in the Womenâ™s Army Corp from 1943 through 1945. After the war, she continued her education and received a Masters of Education from Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University). Upon completing her education she moved to North Carolina , where teaching jobs were more plentiful, and started her career at Walstonburg High School in Greene County. While selling tickets at a basketball game one evening she met the love of her life, the man she would marry, Louis Thomas Holloman. They married in 1951 and moved to Farmville, NC. She also taught school in Virginia, and locally at H.B. Sugg and Farmville Jr. High School. Her passions were her family, her church, and her animals. She enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles (prior to the decline of her eyesight). She was a member of the VFW and the American Legion Post 151, where she served as a chaplain. She was a dedicated and faithful servant of Jesus Christ and was a devoted member of First Baptist Church of Farmville for over 60 years, 50 of which she served as a Sunday School Teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Thomas Holloman, and her six siblings, Isla Elmore, Ernest Roy, Lee Willard, Henry Burton, Robert Wilson, and Joseph Benjamin. She is survived by her two sons, David Chambliss Holloman and Henry Thomas Holloman, and wife, Terry Mashburn Holloman, all of Farmville, NC; and grandson, Derrick Thomas Holloman of Raleigh, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church, 3653 East Wilson Street, Farmville, NC 27828; Farmville Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 352, Farmville, NC 27828; or Humane Society Eastern North Carolina, 3520 Tupper Drive, Greenville, NC 27834. The family wishes to express their gratitude to all of the staff and residents at Spring Arbor of Greenville, as well as the caregivers and staff at Community Home Health and Hospice; and especially her church family and many friends for all their support and love. The family will receive friends at the First Baptist Church of Farmville on Monday, June 22, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. in the fellowship hall, with a memorial service to follow at 11:00 A.M. in the sanctuary. âœGod never closes one door without opening another. Be patient enough to live one day at a time as Jesus taught us, letting yesterday go and leaving tomorrow until it arrives.â₝ Arrangements by Farmville Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.farmvillefh.com To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Elma Chambliss Holloman please visit our Sympathy Store.

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