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May 15, 2024 - 00:00
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Nora Belle Holleway, age 83, of Columbus passed away peacefully at home May 7, 2024. Nora was a small business owner, loving wife of 56 years and mother of three.

Nora was born in Liberty Hill, TX in 1941 and was the youngest daughter of 12 children. Nora AKA “Aunt Spook” as her family called her, worked at a meat packing facility in Sweetwater, TX in her early years. Nora met her husband of 56 years as she went on a coffee run during a break at work and he whistled at her as she crossed the street. The two were formally introduced a few days later by her sister Ann. Nora would often reminisce about riding in Dave’s convertible around Sweetwater.

Like her husband, Nora was drawn to a life of service working for the Washington County Tax Office, and later an active associate in the Liberty Hill City Council, all while running her small business “Liberty Hill Feed and Seed” and “Farkleberry’s”.

Nora was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer Claude Johns and Fannie Belle Johns, and husband George David “Dave” Holleway Jr, and brothers William “Bill” Johns, Ervin “Buddy” Johns, Elmer Johns, Johnny Johns, James Johns, Raymond Johns, Clarence Johns, and sisters Lestel “Sis”, Ethel “Ann”, Etta “Rene”, and Edna “Bonnie”. She is survived by her children, Donna Richardson and husband David, Jeanne Holleway, and George D. “Trey” Holleway III and wife Laurie.

She leaves behind grandsons Jimmy and wife Mary, Jonathan Sr. and wife Djona, Joe and wife Ellen, George and wife Paola, and Charles. She leaves behind granddaughters Megan and husband J.R., Alex and husband Justin, Maggie and husband Oliver, and Shanta. She has six great grandsons Brody, Billy, Clay, Jonathan Jr., Kash, and Jarrell Jr., and ten great granddaughters Ella, Kascey, MacKenzie and fiancé JD Boecker, Brooklin, Kaelin, Colbie, Savie, Ellie, Lucy, Millie, and another on the way.

Visitation was on Saturday, May 11, 2024 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Henneke Funeral Home, 1515 Montezuma St., Columbus, TX. Funeral service was at Henneke Funeral Home on Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 10 a.m. with interment immediately following in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Flowers are welcomed.

Send online condolences and sign the guestbook at www.hennekefuneralhome. com.