Johnnie Fox Hollar

johnnie hollar

May 24, 1932 ~ December 26, 2022

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC
Resided in: Weaverville, NC

Johnnie Fox Hollar, 90, of Weaverville, passed away Monday, December 26, 2022 at her home.

A native of Buncombe Co., Johnnie was a daughter of the late John and Dessie Rice Fox. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Ray Blair Hollar, Sr., sisters, Martha Jo Galloway, Georgia Duyck, Patricia Brown and Betty Carter, and her brothers, Pender, Faxton, Forrest, Quentin and David Fox.

She was a member of Woodfin Baptist Church and was always the last to sit down when the Pastor asked the congregation to hug their neighbors. She was a loving wife and mother, but most of all, she loved the Lord Jesus Christ. She was a retired artist and craftswoman who specialized in portraits in oil. She also enjoyed creating original stain glass pieces, corn shuck dolls and flowers. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by High County Crafters in Asheville and consigned work at Dogwood Crafters in Dillsboro, where she served as a board member.

Surviving are her daughters, Tammy Colwell (Tony) and Tenia Long (Tony); sons, Ray B. Hollar, Jr. (Kim), Alan Hollar (Holly) and John Hollar (Sandy); grandchildren, Blair, Brandon, Aaron, Christian, Mayra, Laramie, Stephanie, Jake, Justin, Eilish and Elijah; great-grandchildren, Jackson, Fallon, Beau, Adrianna, Laila, Chase, Tyler and Bryce; and a sister, Stella Mae Evans.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with the Reverends Tommy Crowe and J.D. Gipe officiating. Interment will follow at Ashelawn Gardens of Memory.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Woodfin Baptist Church Missions, 55 Elkwood Rd., Asheville, NC 28804.


Visitation: December 30, 2022 10:00 am

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Funeral Service: December 30, 2022 11:00 am

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Burial: December 30, 2022 12:00 pm

Ashelawn Gardens of Memory
901 Aiken Road
Asheville, NC 28804


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  1. Dear Family, so sorry to read about the passing of Johnnie Dot. She was such a good person. You are in my thoughts.

  2. What a reunion she is having right now to be reunited with family! Great memories I have with reunions and Christmas at grandmother Hollar’s house. Nothing can stop the pain of losing your last parent but also we find comfort in knowing where she will spend eternity. ((Hugs)) RB, Allen, John, Tenia and Tammy!

  3. Ray and family,

    So sorry you have lost your mother and best friend. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you the comfort only he can.

  4. I am so sorry to hear about Johnnie. I just loved her and her sense of humor. She and mama had such a good time together when they worked in the lunchroom at Flat Creek. Mama sure thought the world of her. Sending prayers to all of you.

  5. To all of miss Johnnie’s family we were so sorry to hear of her passing. She was a special lady. We met her at Woodfin Baptist church and she was so kind to us. She become a special friend and we loved her dearly. She was such a sweet soul and our thoughts and prayers are with you. She will be missed.
    With Love
    Jim and Glenda Hoglen

  6. R.B. – This is Ron Duyck, it has been many years but I have not forgotten you and your family. Please accept my condolences as I know it is hard losing family but especially so with mom! Bless you and your family my friend, may He guide you thru these times.
    Until He appears for His church.

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