Elizabeth Smith Holley
Elizabeth Smith Holley
  • July 19, 1923 - February 2, 2016
  • Nashville, Tennessee

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Elizabeth S. “Betty” Holley, 92, of Nashville, TN, formerly of Huntington, WV, died peacefully on February 2, 2016 with loving family by her side. Mrs. Holley was preceded in death by her husband, George Hayward Holley; parents, Walter Francis and Mary Maude Smith; and brother, Walter F. Smith, Jr. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law Frances and John Lynch of Nashville, TN, Mary Jane and Mark Valerio of Marysville, OH, and Elizabeth and Scott Guthrie of Cary, NC; grandchildren Holley Lynch, Matthew Valerio and his wife Lauren, Mitchell Valerio and his wife Rachel, Brian Guthrie, and Meredith Guthrie; and great-grandchildren Gwen and Graham Valerio. Mrs. Holley was born in Huntington, WV in 1923. She graduated from Barboursville High School and received her bachelor’s degree from Marshall University. She taught math at Kingston (WV) High School where she met her future husband. A long-time member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Huntington, she was also active in the Cabell County 4-H program and was a WV 4-H All Star. In addition, she was a Girl Scout leader and volunteered for many years with Faith in Action River Cities. Visitation will be held 12:00-1:00 pm Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary with the funeral service immediately afterwards at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Woodmere Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Trinity Episcopal Church or Faith in Action River Cities.