Mary Rachel Holdaway

Mary Rachel Holdaway Eller

July 7, 2020

Cochran Funeral Home of Hiawassee announces the death and funeral services for Mrs. Mary Rachel Holdaway Eller, 72, of Hiawassee, who passed away on Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 at her home.

Mrs. Eller was a daughter of the late Andrew Jackson Noblet and the late Della Castner Noblet. She had also been preceded in death by her first husband, Roger Holdaway; second husband, Kenneth Rudy Eller; and brothers and sisters: Ernest Noblet, Alvin Noblet, Betty Nicholson, Earl Noblet, and Dorothy "Dot" Moore.

Mrs. Eller will be fondly remembered by everyone who knew her, for her love for people, and for the nurturing and caring person that she was. She had many years of working at Noblet's Store, and she enjoyed those days so much. Mrs. Eller was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Hiawassee.

Family members that will treasure their memories of Mary Eller include: son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Amanda Holdaway; daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Richie Hudson; and daughter and son-in-law, Tina and Daryl Smith; two sisters: Lea Drane and Murial Moody; two brothers: Henry Noblet and Raymond Noblet. Mary loved her grandchildren so much, and they were very special to her: Halen Holdaway, Savannah Holdaway, Kelsey & Sead Sehic, Natalie, Jesse, Michael, Dillon, and Matthew. Several great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, July 11th, 2020, at 2:00 p.m., to be held in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Hiawassee. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday, before the funeral begins, starting at 12 noon.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, we will be following the guidelines set by the State of Georgia for funerals. We request that non-family members stay at a safe distance of six feet apart, and wear a mask if possible for you to do so.Thank you for your cooperation.

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