August 6, 1928 ~ March 2, 2021

Born in: Blue Ridge, Georgia
Resided in: Lawrenceville, Georgia

Betty Jo Daves Hollon, longtime resident of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.

Mrs. Hollon was born in Blue Ridge Ga. and lived there throughout her childhood. She was the only child of Addie Jewel and Joseph W. Daves, who preceded her in death along with her husband of 63 years Walt W. Hollon.

She was educated at Blue Ridge High School, Cumberland College, and the University of Kentucky. She retired from Aetna Life Insurance Company where she functioned as Office Manager and Assistant to the Southeastern Regional Vice President.

Her activities included participation in the Order of the Eastern Star, where she received several state appointments. She served as President of the National Federation of Grandmothers Clubs of America from 1996-98, and was a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Atlanta Chapter Alfred H. Colquitt #2018.

She was a member of the Lawrenceville First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School, directed children’s’ choirs, was a member of the Sanctuary Choir, and served as organist in several churches. She was a member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus for eight- and one-half years, which provided opportunities to sing in Carnegie Hall, a presidential event for Jimmy Carter in Washington DC, and numerous programs at Symphony Hall in Atlanta.

She is survived by a daughter, Janet Daves Hollon of Houston, TX, son Terry W. Hollon (Patricia) of Spartanburg, SC, and a grandson Terence Bradford Hollon (Madeline) of Columbia, SC.

Al and Laura Hollon, nieces and nephews, Ponte Vedra, FL, Everett and Dorothy Daves (special cousins: Topeka Kansas. Mrs. Hollon would like to express her appreciation to her many friends for their prayers, love and care.
A private graveside service will be held at the cemetery for the immediate family.

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel (1031 Lawrenceville Highway) is in charge of arrangements. 770-277-4550. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

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  1. Walt and Betty Holland were longtime members of Lawrenceville First Baptist Church. We loved to hear Betty Sing.
    We enjoyed all of our visits with Walt and Betty and with Betty after Walt’s passing. After she got to where she could no longer attend church, she was always interested in what was happening there.

  2. Betty attended many holiday meals at my uncles house. She was always kind with a good heart. She will be missed.

  3. Ann F. Bryant.

    To The Hollon Family…,,

    Our lost is Heaven’s gain. She was a sweet, kind, loving individual. All of us at the Alfred Holt Colquitt Chapter, UDC send our deepest sympathy.
    Ann F. Bryant
    Chaplain, AHC Chapter, UDC

  4. Betty was a great person and a musician. I have sweet memories of Betty, Walt, Terry and Jan when they lived in Orchard Knob.
    Terry and family, Jan – cherish your wonderful memories.
    JoAnn Hobbs Quattlebaum

  5. Betty was so well-read, truly interested in the world and people around her, and such a faithful and true friend – with the most infectious laugh I have ever known! Honoring her life and praying for peace and comfort for Terry and family as you grieve.

  6. dear family, betty was a delightful lady always at church or where ever i would happen to run into her at. she was talented in so many ways and very giving of herself. glad i was able to know her.

  7. CandleImageLove and prayers for the family of Betty Hollon. She was a remarkable Southern lady with grace and dignity. I never heard Betty complain once when she moved from her home which really impressed me. She was the “sunshine” for so many including staff members of her assisted living facility. She enjoyed talking about most any subject but her favorite was her time spent with music….particularly at First Baptist Lawrenceville. She was a dear and precious soul who will be greatly missed by her UDC sisters.

  8. Betty and Walt were long term residents in our neighborhood and were certainly a positive factor. Everyone was glad to have them as neighbors and to get to know the Hollons was a blessing. We missed Betty when she moved and unfortunately couldn’t visit because of CoVid health concerns. I know I will miss her.

  9. Betty was such a Southern Lady and such class and dignity. I enjoyed knowing her in our UDC Chapter, from one musician to another. We will truly miss her but know God had healed her.

  10. I always called her Aunt Betty, even though we were first cousins…..but I loved her just as much by any name. I think one reason we always had such a closeness is that I was always told that I was sop much like her Mom, Addie Jewel. We could sit for hours talking about our relatives, especially my Daddy. I will forever miss your sweet smile, your heart laugh, your beautiful voice, and just YOU. Heaven is singing now that you have joined the beautiful voices up there. I love you and will miss you so.

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