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04/08/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
Emilie Crenshaw Holladay

Emilie Crenshaw Holladay
(6 Aug 1910 - 6 Apr 2008)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   
We have even more sad news this afternoon.  Beloved Newport News High School teacher, 
   Miss Emilie Holladay, passed away in Farmville on Sunday, April 6, 2008. 

From an Anonymous Richmond Reader - 04/08/08 - "Notice for Emilie Crenshaw Holladay":

Had seen your page about Ms. Holladay a while back and thought I'd send you this update. She had been in poor health since the fall, but at 97 I guess that is to be expected. She was still very active and driving up until then.

Please visit the Notice for Emilie Crenshaw Holladay.

   Thank you so much for letting us know.

 From the Richmond Times-Dispatch - 04/08/08:   

              Emilie Crenshaw Holladay


HOLLADAY, Emilie Crenshaw, died Sunday, April 6, 2008 in Farmville.

Born August 6, 1910 in Hampden-Sydney, she was a daughter of Dr. Waller Morton Holladay and Genevieve Venable Holladay. She graduated from Longwood University and taught mathematics in Covington and Newport News before returning to teach at Longwood in 1966.

She was a member of the Farmville Presbyterian Church, The Daughters of the American Revolution, Kappa Delta Sorority, the Longwood Garden Club and the Thursday Morning Book Club, as well as several Bridge groups.


1955 Anchor, p. 11

1965 Anchor, p. 28

She is survived by her niece, Ann Morton DeMuth Neale; and nephew, Anthony Mealy DeMuth Jr.; four great-nieces and their five children. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, April 9 at 11 a.m. at College Church, Hampden-Sydney. At noon, friends are invited to the Farmville Presbyterian Church to greet the family and share a light lunch.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Farmville Presbyterian Church, 200 West Third Street, Farmville, Va. 23901.

Doyne-Burger-Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on 4/8/2008.
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I have fond memories of Miss Holladay from NNHS. She was a great lady and an asset to every school in which she taught.
Renee Benton, NNHS Class of 1959 (Hayes, VA) - April 8, 2008



   Our deepest condolences are extended to Miss Holladay's family, friends and former students at this time.

   This information is also posted here:


    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 04/08/08:

Hi, Carol:
We are indeed saddened to learn of the passing of Ms. Emilie Crenshaw Holladay. She was a wonderful teacher, so mild mannered and so brilliant. She was so pleasant when she would come in to do her grocery shopping at H & B Grocery on 30th Street. For some reason, when she came into the store while I was working I felt a bit uncomfortable and still do not understand why except it was boyish shyness that kept me from saying a kind word or even to try to have a conversation. I would just smile and acknowledge her, but go back about my chores. It may have been that I was one of her marginal students with poor math skills.

   Thank you, Joe. Perhaps it was indeed the shyness.  I invariably behaved the same way myself whenever encountering a teacher outside of school.

  From Ed Nichols ('62) of Northern VA - 05/17/08:

Hi Carol.

.I was saddened by the passing of Miss Holladay, my algebra teacher in the 11th grade.  She was a no-nonsense teacher but I felt a really fine teacher.  She surprised us all in 1960, the final game of the World Series.  I had her in F period and everyone knew it was a 9 to 9 game in the nine inning.  We had thought no way would she let us listen to the game.  But surprise, surprise, she asked, "Who has a radio?" and of course, someone did.  Soon after Bill Mazeroski hit his famous walk-off home run and the Pirates won and Miss Holladay had scored many points with her students.

Ed Nichols, NNHS Class of 1962

   Thank you, Eddie.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

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