Opal Arlene Jarvis Holcomb, 95, of Hamptonville, N.C., passed away on June 8, 2021, at the Gordon Hospice House. Opal Arlene was born November 24. 1925, in Wilkes County, N.C., and was a daughter of the late Clarence and Pollie Maie Nicholson Jarvis.
On December 18, 1943, she married Roy Fuller Holcomb, who passed away in 2008 following 65 years of marriage. Preceding her in death were three brothers, Neal, William and Tom Jarvis, and two sisters, Ruby Little and Jewell Evanofshi.
Surviving siblings are Dorothy Tucker, Mary Ferraiolo, Carolyn Morgan, Wayne Jarvis, Ronald Jarvis and Donald Jarvis.
She is survived by four children, Nancy Holcomb, Mae Nicholson (H.C.), Helen Tise (Jerry) and Lee Roy Holcomb. Also surviving are ten grandchildren, Jonathan Hill, Sharon Duncan, Aaron Hill, Mark Nicholson, Jamie Nicholson, Kristie Breznay, Kim Hodock, Kelly Grant, David Holcomb and Keisha Cooper.
Fourteen great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren also survive.
She was the oldest member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Hamptonville. She loved her church, her family and living on her farm.
Funeral services will be conducted at Nicholson Funeral Home at 12 noon on Friday, June 11, 2021, with Rev. Sarah Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Hamptonville. Following the graveside services the family will greet friends in the church fellowship hall.
Condolences may be sent online to the family to www.nicholsonfunerals.com. Memorials may be given to the Gordon Hospice House, c/o Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625, or to the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Dale Trivette, 358 Union Grove Road, Hamptonville, NC 27020.
Nicholson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.