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Anne H. Hollowell

July 31, 1942 — October 5, 2023

   Anne H. Hollowell, 81, of Sunbury, NC, died Thursday, October 5, 2023 in her home.

   Mrs. Hollowell was born in Gates County on July 31, 1942, the youngest of seven children of the late Alfred, Sr. and Jimmie Riddick Hollowell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Jennings Wayne Bunch, Sr. and by her second husband, Robert Paul “Bobby” Hollowell, Jr.; and her siblings, James Hollowell, Alfred Hollowell, Jr., Erma Miller, and Juanita Fisher.

   A 1960 graduate of Sunbury High School, she worked for 25 years as the secretary at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Suffolk, VA. She was a faithful member of Hobbsville Baptist Church, the church in which she attended with her family as a little girl.

   Surviving are her children, Patricia Bunch Jordan (husband, Gene) of Tyner and Jennings W. Bunch, Jr. (wife, Courtnay) of Knightdale; two sisters, Vera Snider of Virginia Beach, VA and Jean Hobbs of Hobbsville; and five grandchildren, Caroline Jordan (husband, Ed Conrad), Grace Jordan, Noah Jordan, Jennings W. “Tripp” Bunch, III, and Alexandra Bunch. Also surviving are Bobby’s sons and their families, Robert Paul Hollowell, III (wife, Sharon) of Elizabeth City, David Lee Hollowell, Sr. (wife, Lori) of Eure, and Michael Neil Hollowell (wife, Deedra) of Alaska.

   Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 8th, at 2:00 p.m. in Hobbsville Baptist Church and will be conducted by her pastor, The Rev. Tim Dannelly. Friends are invited to visit with the family in the social hall immediately following the service. A private burial will be in Ballard’s Bridge Baptist Church Cemetery.

   In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to ECU Health Chowan Hospital Developmental Council for Cancer Services, Attn: Jennifer Harriss, P.O. Box 629, Edenton, NC 27932, or to Hobbsville Baptist Church, in care of Jean Hobbs, P.O. Box 15, Hobbsville, NC 27946.

   Her children wish to express their appreciation to family and friends who were steadfast in visiting and supporting her during this difficult time. They also wish to acknowledge the support and comfort provided by their incredible team of caregivers, Dawn Jones, Sheila Layden, Kelly McDowell and Linda Stallings, as well as the staff of Gentiva Hospice.

   Miller Funeral Home, 304 Main Street, Gatesville, is assisting the family with arrangements and online condolences may be made by visiting

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