McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

March 16, 2013

Denver and Martha Holloway

Denver Holloway, 54, and Martha Holloway, 53, both of Paden

From submitted reports
Submitted report

McALESTER — Denver Alan Holloway, 54, and Martha Ann (Johnson) Holloway, 53, both of Paden, died Monday, March 11, 2013, in Paden.

A memorial service is Tuesday at 2 p.m. the McAlester Southeast Expo Center with the Rev. Bart Patterson and Terry Trivitt officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bishop Funeral Service of McAlester.

Born July 30, 1958, in McAlester, Denver Holloway was the son of Jerry Holloway and Glenda Colleen Hull. He was raised by W.E. and Glenda Blevins. He grew up in Pittsburg and Hughes counties and graduated from Stuart High School. He trained to be a diesel mechanic at Okmulgee Tech.

Born Oct. 10, 1959, in Corcoran, Calif., Martha Holloway was the daughter of Grover Harrison and Patricia Ann (Stewart) Johnson. She moved to the McAlester area at the age of 9 and received her education in Savanna, graduating with the high school class of 1977.

They met during their school years and were united in marriage on Sept. 20, 1977. They were married 35 years. He worked for UPS in McAlester while she worked various jobs in the banking industry. They would eventually work side-by-side in the farming industry. They spent several years working in Shawnee at the Citizen Pottawatomi Farm. Most recently, they worked for Jimmy and Selena McGuire at a farm in Paden.

They enjoyed traveling to the Carolinas and were fans of NASCAR Racing. They also enjoyed gospel and country music. Denver Holloway was an accomplished musician and most recently learned how to play the steel guitar.

They are survived by a daughter, Stephanie Ann Barlow and her husband, Dusty, of McAlester; and a son, Ross Alan Holloway, of Paden.

Also, her parents, Grover and Patricia Johnson, of McAlester; his sisters, Jernda Lawrence, of Bartlesville, Dawn Moon and her husband, Tom, of McAlester; and her brothers, Lyndon Johnson and his wife, Lucy, of Anacortes, Wash., and Doug Johnson and his wife, Althea, of McAlester.

They are also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

They were preceded in death by his parents, W.E. and Glenda Blevins; his paternal grandparents, Bill and Keddie Blevins; his maternal grandparents, Harland and Pearl Hull; her paternal grandparents, Alvin and Gladys Johnson; her maternal grandparents, Ed and Bernice Stewart, and her brother, Marvin Eugene Johnson.

The family wishes to thank Jimmy and Selena McGuire for their compassion and kindness during this difficult time.