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Obituary - Barbara Holcomb



Mrs. Barbara Ann Wright Wall Holcomb, passed away on Thursday, August 10th at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Barbara was the step-mother of prominent walking horse owner, Gayle Holcomb.

She was born on December 11, 1931 in Mt. Airy, North Carolina to Grover Cleveland and Roxie Ashburn Wright. Mrs. Holcomb was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church and was former president and CEO of United Savings and Loan Association, now BB&T. She was a former Board member of North Carolina Shakespeare Theater, Surry Arts Council, several savings and loan boards, and a member of High Point University Board of Visitors. She had a home and lived in Old Salem for 20 years, where she enjoyed gardening. She loved to travel, read, play tennis and enjoyed cooking.

 In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by three brothers: Cletis Goodwin Wright (Helen), Staff Sergeant Dale David Wright, Curtis Hylton Wright (Betty) and her beloved daughter, Frances Ann Wall Pollock. Mrs. Holcomb is survived by her husband, H. Lindsay Holcomb; son-in-law Dr. F. Edward Pollock; three loving grandchildren: Katie, Garrison and McKinley Pollock; two sisters: Alease Lambert (R.C.) and Loudene Riggs (Reverend W. Paul) and brother Donald Rayburn Wright (Evelyn).

 Online condolences may be sent to www.salemfh.com.

 

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