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Ellen Whitworth Holbrook
January 18, 1934 - February 8, 2020

NEWTON - Ellen Whitworth Holbrook, 86, of Newton passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at her residence.

She was born January 18, 1934 in Union County, Ga. to the late Arthur and Edna Mae Henson Whitworth. Ellen was a member of Gospel Light Baptist Church in Newton and a faithful servant since age 13. She was a 1953 graduate of Balls Creek High School and retired from the furniture industry. Ellen enjoyed selling Avon for more than 50 years and watching over her grandbabies.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Holbrook Jr.; brother, Norman Killian; sister, Mae Hamrick.

Those left to cherish her memory are sons Steve Holbrook and wife Angie of Newton, Randy Holbrook and partner Anita Penland of Taylorsville; daughter Tammy Holbrook of Newton; grandchildren Kelli Holbrook Lyle and husband Jeremy Lyle, Paige Crabtree and fiancé Carter Hutchinson; great-grandchildren Ethan Holbrook, Kayden Lyle, Kinsley Lyle and Penelope Hutchinson on the way.

A service to celebrate Ellen’s life will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 2 p.m. in the chapel at Bennett Funeral Service in Newton. Preacher David Watson and Rev. Wayne Blanton will officiate.

A private burial will follow.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Bennett Funeral Service in Newton.

Condolences may be sent to the Holbrook family at

Bennett Funeral Service of Newton, N.C. is serving the Holbrook family.

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