August 20, 1929 - January 28, 2022
COEBURN, VIRGINIA – Evelyn Irene Bays Holbrook, 92, passed away on Friday, January 28, 2022, at Hummingbird Retirement Villa, Lebanon, Virginia. She was born in Dwina, Virginia; daughter of the late James H. and Martha Holbrook Bays. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Cecil Holbrook; and two step-children, Loady Palmer Holbrook and Ruth Smith. She was the youngest of her seven brothers and three sisters, who also preceded her in death. Irene was a devoted member and elder of Mary Martin Memorial Presbyterian Church in Dry Fork, Coeburn, Virginia. After graduating in 1948 from St. Paul High School, she worked for several years at Willis’ in St. Paul, Virginia. She is survived by one step-daughter, Dixie Mitchell, wife of the late Dale Mitchell of Castlewood, Virginia; one step-daughter-in-law, Rita Holbrook, wife of the late Palmer “Bud” Holbrook of Kingsport, Tennessee; one step-son-in-law, O’Dell Smith, husband of the late Ruth Smith of Lake Wells, Florida; four-step-grandchildren, Mitzi Johnson and husband, Gregg of Castlewood, Virginia, Derek Smith and wife, Lisa of Orlando, Florida, Palmer Holbrook and wife, Debi of Kingsport, Tennessee, and Kimberly Milligan and husband, John of Iowa; ten step-great-grandchildren; two step-great-great-grandchildren; special nephew, Charles Russell Evans; and several other nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral Services for Evelyn Irene Bays Holbrook will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Monday, January 31, 2022, at Mary Martin Memorial Presbyterian Church, Dry Fork, Coeburn, Virginia with Rev. Bill Parish officiating. Committal Service and Interment will follow at Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood, Virginia. Pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary Pallbearer will be Richard Holbrook. Due to COVID-19, the family requests those attending the Visitation and Services to wear a mask and practice social distancing. The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m., Monday, January 31, 2022, at Mary Martin Memorial Presbyterian Church, Dry Fork, Coeburn, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mary Martin Memorial Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 202, Castlewood, Virginia 24224 or to the Presbyterian Children's Home, 425 Grayson Road, Wytheville, Virginia 24382. Online condolences may be sent to the Holbrook family through our website and a video tribute may be viewed at www.castlewoodfuneralhome.com. Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
COEBURN, VIRGINIA – Evelyn Irene Bays Holbrook, 92, passed away on Friday, January 28, 2022, at Hummingbird Retirement Villa, Lebanon, Virginia. She was born in Dwina, Virginia; daughter of the late James H. and Martha Holbrook Bays.... View Obituary & Service Information
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