Barbara Christine Cayton Hollowell

Published 10:56 am Sunday, June 2, 2019

Mrs. Barbara Christine Cayton Hollowell, age 88, a resident of Aurora, died Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern.

A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, June 2, 2019, at Cuthrell family cemetery next to White Hill Free Will Baptist Church in Aurora and will be officiated by Wesley Taylor.

Mrs. Hollowell was born in Beaufort County on Nov. 9, 1930, to the late Joseph Bryan Cayton and Eula V. Lewis. She was a 1948 graduate of Aurora High School. On Oct. 6, 1951, she married John Brightman Hollowell, Jr., who preceded her in death on Aug. 5, 2010. She loved working in her yard, driving through the country and sightseeing. She attended White Hill Free Will Baptist Church and was a member of the Ladies VFW.

Survivors include her three children, Kathy H. Lewis and husband Malcolm, of Aurora, Susan H. Carrow and husband Allen, of Aurora, John Brightman Hollowell, III, of Pensacola, Florida; five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph Cayton and Lesley Cayton.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.

Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions can be made to a charity of your choice.

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