Shelby Jean (Kent) Holdaway

Holdaway Shelby

Age 82, Luray, Va.

Shelby Jean Kent Holdaway, 82, of Luray, passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2020, at Life Care Center of New Market.

She was born on Oct. 11, 1937, in Waterford and was a daughter of the late William Harrison Kent and Bertha Ellen Cole Kent.

On May 3, 1974, she married Colonel George Holdaway, who survives.

Surviving in addition to her husband are three sons, Michael John Ball and wife Jennifer, and Kevin Leslie Ball and wife Lucille, all of Warrenton, and George Harrison Ball and husband Kirke Smith of Washington, D.C.; two stepsons, Timothy George Holdaway and wife Becky of Ashburn, and Anthony Daryl Holdaway of Gainesville; two stepdaughters, Penny Elizabeth Valley and Virginia Ann Craun, both of Ashburn; a sister, Margie Crosson of Harrisonburg; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Bertha Turner, Lucille Virginia Fields, Katherine Irene Cullen and Frances Ellen Hardy; and a brother, Walter Clifford Kent.

A memorial service will be conducted at a later date.

Arrangements are in the caring hands of The Bradley Funeral Home in Luray, Va.

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