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Originally published: 2013-07-23 12:45:02
Last modified: 2013-07-23 12:45:02

Olene Burleson Holifield

Olene Burleson Holifield, 84, of Newland, passed away on July 22, 2013, at Roan Highlands Nursing Center.
A native of Avery County, she was born July 9, 1929, a daughter of the late Henry Mitchell and Jody Weatherman Burleson.
She was a member of First Baptist Church Newland where she taught Sunday School.
Holifield was a homemaker and loved raising her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed picking blueberries and huckleberries, cooking and canning.
Along with her parents, Holifield was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Stanley Holifield Sr.; daughter, Vanessa Lynn Hollifield; sister, Margaret Burleson; brothers, Yates, Samuel, Jack, Harry, Guy and James.
Holifield has left to cherish her memory her daughters, Dale Hollifield of Stoney Creek, Tenn., Phyllis Hollifield of Newland; sons, Stanley Hollifield and Terry Hollifield both of Newland; brother, Frank Burleson and wife, Betty, of Bluff City, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Janet Burleson of Nelwand; grandchildren, Earl Hollifield, Ricky Thompson and wife, Brandy Calloway, Mary Gail Hollifield; great-grandson, Kori Lawson; great-granddaughters, Tyrah Calloway, Vanessa Calloway.
Funeral services for Holifield will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2013, in the Grandfather Chapel of Reins-Sturdivant. Interment will follow in the Burleson Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12 p.m. until the service hour.
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Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland is serving the Holifield family.

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