Holloway Funeral Home was established by James E., George P., and William H. Holloway in 1954. James, who was an embalmer and funeral director convinced his brothers, George and Bill to become partners with him in this endeavor.
The first location was in Hillsborough, NC on Business 70. The Funeral Home stayed there for approximately one year before it moved to Durham at 308 S. Alston Avenue and a short time later to 309 S. Alston Ave. Holloway Funeral Home moved to 309 Amber St. in 1966 and remained there until March 1997.
In April 1972, James passed after an extended illness. Soon after the death of James, Ralph, James’ brother, decided to continue the tradition of Holloway Funeral Home. In this effort, he enlisted the aid of Lewis Bobby Feggins, an embalmer & funeral director from Wake Forest, N.C. and Joseph A. Barnes, who had operated Barnes Funeral Home in the mid to late 1950’s.
Johnny, Delton, and Nathaniel Holloway, Ralph’s sons, soon obtained their funeral director’s licenses under the tutelage of Joseph Barnes and each served as president over the years. Johnny passed in October of 1995 after twenty-two years as funeral director.
In March of 1997, the funeral home moved to its present location, at 2502 Apex Highway, at the corner of Riddle Road and Apex Highway (Highway 55).
Holloway Funeral Home continues to serve Durham and surrounding counties, with the same courteous and caring service that has been the hallmark of the establishment since its inception fifty-two years ago by James, George and William. There have been many family members who have helped to continue the tradition of service that was started by the founders including Gale Holloway, Eulis Parker, Steve Daniels, Kenneth Holloway, Patricia Holloway, Kenisha Holloway, Christopher Holloway, Shanti Holloway, Victoria Holloway, Erica Holloway, Timothy Holloway, Deniseca Holloway, Timone Holloway, Algin Holloway Jr., Deborah Holloway, Brian Holloway, Algin Holloway Sr. and Elizabeth Holloway.
Funeral service is rapidly transforming, and meeting the challenges is exciting. With an excellent staff, a positive attitude, and increased emphasis on flexibility in service options, Holloway Funeral Home plans to remain as one of North Carolina's oldest independent, family owned funeral homes.