Mary Holladay

Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 15, 2009

Mary S.D. Holladay
WILLIAMSBURG—Mary Sue Davis Holladay died Aug. 13, 2009.
She was born Sept. 18, 1901, in Southampton County.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Judge Carlton E. Holladay of Wakefield; her brother, Benjamin W. Davis of Richmond; her sister, Lucy Davis Short Parker of Richmond.
She was the daughter of the late Edgar William Davis and Lucie Blanche (Sebrell) Davis, of Sebrell.
Her paternal grandparents were the late Madison J. Davis, MD, and Elizabeth V. (Williams) Davis of Southampton County.
Her maternal grandparents were the late Benjamin W. Sebrell of Sebrell and Martha Susan (Dunn) Sebrell of N.C.
Mrs. Holladay was an alumna of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College. She was a teacher in Southside Virginia and the Eastern Shore of Virginia prior to marriage.
She married Carlton E. Holladay on June 27, 1931. Judge Holladay died on Nov. 26, 1990.
Following the death of Judge Holladay she moved to Williamsburg Landing in Williamsburg
She was a former resident of Wakefield, where she was a member of the Wakefield United Methodist Church.
Survivors include Jane Davis Ware of Richmond, and her nephew, Richard T. Short of Virginia Beach; five great-nephews (Edward M. Davis, Christopher M. Davis, Alexander H. Ware III, James F. Short, Marc T. Short) and three great-nieces (Jane Ware Hawks, Martha C. Curry, Katherine L.S. Franta).
A service was to be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wakefield Methodist Church.
Interment was to follow the service and a reception will follow the interment at the church.
Bucktrout Funeral Home of Williamsburg is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences maybe be registered at