Beverly Dunn Holt

March 7, 1940 - March 20, 2024
Beverly Dunn Holt

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Beverly Dunn Holt, age 84, a resident of Bath, NC, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2024, surrounded by her family. She was born on March 7, 1940, in Greenville, NC to the late Winfred G. Dunn and Anne O. Dunn.

Beverly grew up in Greenville, NC in a large family, being the first of five children. She was a graduate of J.H. Rose High School and East Carolina University.

Beverly began her thirty-year elementary school teaching career at Robersonville Elementary School and in 1974 she and her family moved to Bath, NC. It was then that she transferred to Bath Elementary School and taught third, fourth and fifth grades.

After retiring, she and her husband John began traveling around the world. They visited many countries and all the fifty states except Hawaii.

Beverly is survived by her beloved husband: John Carawan Holt of sixty-six years, daughters: Katherine Holt-Elliott (Louis), RayAnne Holt Jarman (Bobby), daughter-in-law: Carol Holt, her grandchildren: JohnScott Cutler (Erin), Elizabeth Knox (Michael), Sarah Messick (John), Kelly Elks (Brooks), Kristen Holt, Katherine Ann Holt, Miranda Guinn (Branson), 14 great-grandchildren, brother: Derek P. Dunn (Betsy), and her sisters: Elaine McCloy (Steve) and Darla Wright (Allen)

Beverly’s nephews: Scott McCloy, Daniel McCloy, Peyton Dunn, Nathan Greene, and grandsons: John Scott Cutler, Brooks Elks, John Messick, and Michael Know will serve as pallbearers.


Beverly was a long-time member of the Bath Christian Church and an active member of the Christian Women’s Fellowship.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the Bath Christian church by CLICKING HERE or to the charity of one’s choice.

Services to honor and remember Beverly will be held on Sunday, March 24, 2024. A visitation will take place at the Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Home starting at 2:30pm until the funeral hour.

Following the visitation, a graveside funeral service will be conducted at the Oakdale Cemetery at 3:30pm, officiated by Pastor Harry Smith.


Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service is honored to be assisting the Holt family.



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Graveside Funeral Service

Sunday, March 24, 2024
3:30 PM

Oakdale Cemetery

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4500 US Highway 264 E. Washington, NC 27889
  • Sunday, March 24, 2024
  • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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  • March 26, 2024
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  • March 25, 2024
    Sandra Vincent Vizzini says:
    So sorry to hear about Beverly! We’ll keep you in our thoughts and prayers! Sandra and Joe Vizzini

  • March 24, 2024
    Dolores Morgan says:
    Much love to you all. She is a beautiful lady & we know where she is.

  • March 24, 2024
    Dolores Morgan says:
    Much love to this beautiful family. Beverly has always been so special to me and loved her family so much. We will miss her; remember the good times. Blessings on John & all of you.

  • March 23, 2024
    Megan Newton says:
    Miss Beverly and Mr. John were such a big part of my childhood. She was always so kind. I have really fond memories of visiting them both with my parents,Randy and Freda.

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    Mark Garner says:
    My sincere condolences to all the family.

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    Sorry for your loss

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  • March 22, 2024
    Stacy Peele says:
    Sorry for your loss and prayers for the family. Mrs.Holt was one of my favorite teachers at Bath elementary in the 4thbgrade ND she was a joy to have as a teacher She will be missed.

  • March 22, 2024
    Cleve and Corrie Edwards says:
    Sincere condolences.

  • March 22, 2024
    Robin Boyd Alligood says:
    I am so sorry. Thinking of you all.

  • March 22, 2024
    Raymond Spencer says:
    Sad to hear this. Mrs Holt was one of my favorite teachers. Such a kind and sweet lady. Who gave it her all. To her students. No matter who you were. Just an all around good human. With a passion to educate the young mind. While making it enjoyable. Prayers of strength and comfort. For Coach Holt their daughters, grandchildren and the family.

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    Mark and Nora Jo Woolard says:
    So sorry for your loss. Heaven has gained a wonderful lady. Know that your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God continue to bless each of you.

  • March 21, 2024
    Angela Robbins Sawyer says:
    This breaks my heart, I loved this woman so much! She was absolutely at the top of my list in teachers. I will never forget the nickname she gave me, sneaking her coffee, and writing my name one her ruler big enough to make sure it was the first thing she saw when she opened up her top drawer. As I grew up and became an adult, my love for her only continued and grew. She will be missed. Prayers, peace and love to her family.