Cora Belle Hall Hutson Holtzclaw

Feb. 7, 1934-March 14, 2023


Cora Belle Hall Hutson Holtzclaw, 89, of Sparta, passed away March 14, 2023, at her residence.

Cora was born Feb. 7, 1934, on Phifer Mountain, in Putnam County.

She was one of 14 children born to Samuel Eddie Hall and Nancy Carolyn Short Hall.

She was a former shirt factory worker, in Smithville and Sparta. She later went on to be one of the first employees hired at Mallory Timers and ultimately retired there with many awards for her hard work and dedication. In retirement, she enjoyed gardening and watching the red birds and blue birds. Her favorite time spent was with family and playing Skip Bo with her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she is was preceded in death by her husbands, Kenneth Hutson, Frank Holtzclaw; children, James "Jim" Hutson, Jeanette Tenpenny who passed away Dec. 13, 2022; step-daughter, Patricia Holtzclaw; and 12 siblings.

Survivors include her daughter, Reba Gentry; son, Richard (Joan) Hutson; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sister, Gladys Chambers; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In honor of Cora's wishes, Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of her cremation.

Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.