Katherine T. Holloway Martin

Obituary Notice

Katherine Holloway Martin, 89, of Little Rock died Monday, October 26, 2004 at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Harry Newhall Martin, Jr. Born in Memphis, TN on April 6, 1915, she was the daughter of Ruth Montgomery Holloway and Gordon Holloway and grew up with many close connections with Southwestern College and the Evergreen Presbyterian Church in Memphis and in Orlando Florida. She graduated from Central High School in Memphis and spent the years during WWII as the hostess of the Skyway Room on the top of the Peabody Hotel. 

A devoted wife and mother, Katherine was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Jonesboro, AR where she lived for 40 years and raised her family. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and sewing. She enjoyed most being with her family, especially her 6 grandchildren and great-grandson, and her friends. During her "retirement years" she became an avid reader. 

Katherine's sisters Margaret H. Ramsey and Ruth Holloway and brother Ben P. Holloway preceded her in death. Surviving are her two daughters Anne Martin Duncan and her husband Kirby of Nacogdoches, Texas and Ruth Martin Parker and her husband Michael of Little Rock; 6 grandchildren, Kristin Duncan Hinson and her husband Hunter, Edward Martin Parker, Andrew Michael Parker and his wife Camille C. Parker, Margaret Duncan, William Duncan, and Harry Duncan, one great-grandson Cooper Hinson; and her devoted nephew, Robert Bradley and his wife Roxie of Memphis, TN. 

A celebration of Katherine's life will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. in the Garth of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Little Rock, with The Very Rev. Henry L. Hudson officiating. A reception will follow at the home of Mike and Ruth Parker. 

Memorials may be made to the Central Arkansas Library System in Little Rock, or the Nacogdoches Public Library. 

Cremation arrangements are by Ruebel Funeral Home, www.ruebelfuneralhome.com.

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  • Dear Anne and Ruth: I am so sad to learn of the loss of your mother. Although many years have passed, I have pleasant and fond memories of our growing up years on James Street in Jonesboro. Please know that my prayers are with you at this time. With Sympathy, 
    Marilyn Kirkpatrick Lyden
    Cypress (Houston), Texas 
    Email: mlyden@ev1.net