Holly Greathouse Jr. 1928-2021

NEWTON FALLS — Holly Roscoe Greathouse Jr., 92, of Newton Falls, passed away peacefully into eternal rest on Tuesday night, June 8, 2021, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital.

He was born Nov. 9, 1928, in Elizabeth, W.Va., the son of the late Holly Roscoe Greathouse and Ottis Salthill Greathouse Sr.

Holly married the former Waneda May Hendrickson on Dec. 24, 1949. Holly and Waneda were blessed with 67 years of marriage, until she passed away Oct. 24, 2017. Holly lived in Newton Falls from 1964 to 1974. Holly and Waneda then moved to Annamoriah, W.Va., where they made their home until moving back to Newton Falls in 2016.

Holly was a farmer and welder and retired from General Motors, Lordstown. He was a member of Beacon of Hope Baptist Church in Warren. Holly enjoyed working on cars and leather work.

Loving memories of Holly will be carried on by his daughter, Mary (Steve) Newton of Phillipi, W.Va.; son, David (Joyce) Greathouse of Newton Falls, with whom he lived; daughter-in-law, Vicky Greathouse of Annamoriah, W.Va.; sister, Gwen Gibson of Bristolville; brother, Gary (Carol) Greathouse of Newton Falls; grandchildren, Heidi (Steve) Phillips, Amy (Chuck) Rahming, Gary (Melissa) Greathouse, Angela Slomcheck and Richard (Denise) Greathouse; 17 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Holly was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Waneda; one son, Holly W. Greathouse; one granddaughter, Lilie Greathouse; one great-grandson, Richard Levi Greathouse; two sisters, Bessie Arthur and Garnet Hess; and four brothers, Garland, Carl, Eugene and Larry Greathouse.

Calling hours will be at the James Funeral Home in Newton Falls on Sunday, June 13, 2021, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Funeral services will be Monday, June 14, 2021, at the Snyder Chapel Church in Annamoriah, W.Va., at 1 p.m., with calling hours two hours prior, from 11 am. to 1 p.m., with Brother Farley Blankenship and Pastor Pete Hennessey officiating.

Holly will be laid to rest next to his wife, Waneda, in Annamoriah Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, all donations can please be made to Beacon of Hope Baptist Church, 3559 N. Park Ave., Warren, OH 44483, in Holly’s memory.

Arrangements have been entrusted to James Funeral Home, 8 E. Broad St., Newton Falls, OH 44444, 330-872-5440.

Family and friends may view Holly’s obituary online and to send condolences, visit


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