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Our Valued Staff

We understand how difficult it is to lose a loved one. Our compassionate and caring team work hard each and every day to make sure that the members of our community and beyond are taken care of during such a difficult time. For advice on what to do when a loved one is dying, making funeral arrangements, pre-arranging your own funeral, or anything else, please feel free to contact us, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

We promise to work with you and your family in your time of need to create the perfect memorial service for your loved one. We will be here for you today, as well as tomorrow.

John M. Holloway, Mortician & Company President

Been with Holloway Funeral Home since 1979.

Caring for families at a difficult time is my top priority. Meeting with families and managing our staff to handle and respond to the needs of our families wants and requirements is most important. My goal is to continue what my grandfather and father started by serving all families regardless of what their financial status is, and helping them to say goodbye to their loved one in a respectful manner.

My advice to families is to plan ahead. Talk to all of your family and find out what they would like to see happen at the time of your death. Remember the funeral and the opportunity to say goodbye is for the living and not the deceased. Although this is not always a pleasant experience it is a healthy experience.

W. Richard (Rick) Holloway Jr., Mortician & Vice President

Been with Holloway Funeral Home since 1977.

Licensed Mortician in Maryland and Licensed Funeral Director in Delaware. I meet with pre-need & at-need families. I am also certified in funeral services, cemetery operations, and I am licensed in insurance sales. President of Salisbury Lions Club. Past President of Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce. Past President of Delmarva Funeral Director's Association. Board member of the SU Alumni Association, Coastal Hospice, Asbury United Methodist Church Trustees, and Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce.

Keith R. Downey, Mortician & General Manager

Been with Holloway Funeral Home since 1998

General Manager of Holloway Funeral Home, Licensed Mortician in Maryland and Licensed Funeral Director in Delaware and Licensed Insurance Agent. Graduate of Catonsville Community College. Member of Christ United Methodist Church, Delmarva Funeral Directors Association (past president & past board member), Maryland State Funeral Directors Association, and a member of their Disaster Response Team. Married to wife Debbie with one daughter, Brooke.

Compassion, caring, dedicated to taking care of all details. We strive to provide the best possible service to each and every family. The loss of a loved one is very traumatic and as professionals it is our responsibility to guide you through the entire funeral process, and at the end of the services that the family knows that we are their friends and are here to help them at any time.

Mike Dean, Mortician & Pocomoke City Location Manager

Been with Holloway Funeral Home since September of 1997.

Mike graduated in 1970 from Pocomoke City High School and in 1997 with honors from The Community Colleges of Baltimore County, Catonsville Campus, with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Mortuary Sciences. He became a Licensed Funeral Director in Maryland in August of 1997 and is a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner through the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice.

Mike is an active member of the Pocomoke City Volunteer Fire Company and its Emergency Medical Services division since 1975. He has served as President, Assistant Chief, as well as other line officer positions. He trained as an Advanced Life Support provider and was appointed by the Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner as a Forensic Investigator for Worcester County in 1988. He currently still holds this position as a Forensic Investigator for Worcester County. He is also an active member with the First Baptist Church in Pocomoke City and the Rotary International Club. He and his wife, Darlene Dean, reside in Pocomoke City.

His goal is to serve every family with the utmost dignity and respect. Planning a celebration of your loved one's life is an awesome responsibility and there is but one opportunity to, "Get it right." He is here to advise, direct, and provide a special level of comfort to the families we serve.

David H. Thompson, Mortician

Has been with Holloway Funeral Home since 1988.

Dave began his mortuary career in 1988 and is a licensed funeral director in Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia. In addition to holding his Certified Funeral Service Practitioner designation, he also holds a Maryland Life Insurance License. Born and raised on the Penninsula, David continues to reside in Salisbury, Maryland. His memberships include River Church of the Nazarene, River Board of Administration, Delmarva Funeral Service Association, Maryland State Funeral Directors' Association, National Funeral Directors' Association, and Gideons International. While being an avid sports fan, his passiion is playing trombone and drums in his church orchestra and various other ensembles.  

"Our goal at Holloway's is to provide families information to make knowledgeable decisions for pre-need and at-need, while offering them hope, comfort and compassion, meeting their immediate needs on a personal level, giving them a desire and a way to look past their anxiety, sorry and heartaches toward tomorrow."

Kenneth Craig Bland, Mortician

Licensed Morticain in Maryland and is a Licensed Insurance Agent. Resides in Cambridge with his wife and children.

Kathleen Morton, Funeral Director & Pre-Need Advisor
Office Phone: (410) 742-5141

Has been with Holloway Funeral Home since 2010.

Graduating in 2007 from Wesley College in Dover, Delaware and in 2008 from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science with a Bachelor of Mortuary Science, Kathleen is a Licensed Funeral Director and a Licensed Insurance Agent for the State of Maryland. She is a member of the Maryland State Funeral Director's Association, National Funeral Director's Association and the Delmarva Funeral Service Association.

Kathleen feels that her role as Pre-Need Advisor at Holloway FUneral Home is extremely important because she states that, "We plan for important events of our lives; weddings, retirement, etc. Planning your funeral is just as important. It gives you and your loved ones the peace of mind that your funeral will reflect yoru life and wishes. It can also alleviate the financial burden that occurs when we lose a loved on. Pre-planning is the greatest gift anyone can give their family. Kathleen meets with most of our pre-need families and sets up appointments to do on-site presentations. If you would like her to come to your facility, please feel free to contact Kathleen by phone.

Kimberly Hudson Parkinson, Office Manager & Public Relations

Been with Holloway Funeral Home since April of 2005.

I have lived in Salisbury my whole life. I have known the Holloway Family for a majority of my life. My mother Billye has worked for the funeral home for many years. I enjoy creating the video tributes for our families.

Billye H. Hudson, Secretary

Been with Holloway Funeral Home since August of 1992.

I have worked for Holloway Funeral Home for over 17 years. When I started I was a little uneasy because I have not attended but four funerals in my life. But working with the Holloway family and seeing the compassion and care they give all the families showed me that this wasn't just a business to them, but a way to help people in their most vulnerable and emotional moments.

People need to think about what they are going to do about their final resting place. Pre-planning is one of the most thoughtful things someone can do for their family.

Cheryl West, Comptroller

Been with Holloway Funeral Home since 2011.

With many years of accounting experience, Cheryl is responsible for overseeing the accounting of the company and providing financial data for the families served, as well as internally.

Sam Smack, Funeral Home Associate

Has been with Holloway Funeral Home since 1972 and is currently the longest serving employee with us.

Larry Taylor, Funeral Home Associate

Been with Holloway Funeral Home since 1996.

Duties include assisting families during funeral services both at the funeral home and at the cemeteries. Pick up and receive pets to be cremated. Provide cremation services for both humans and pets. I look at my primary duty as providing a special and caring attitude and service to families that have either lost a loved one or a loving pet.

From personal experience, I know that pre-need arrangements that are paid or non funded is an important step in preparing for the loss of a loved one. At the time of need, emotions and sorrow overwhelm us and the process is greatly affected.

Rusty Barnes, Funeral Home Associate

In addition to being an funeral home associate, Rusty oversees Parsons Cemetery and Allen Cemetery.

Daric Schroen, Funeral Home Associate & Crematory Technician

Daric is one of our Certified Crematory Technicians, as well as an associate.

Ed Hastings, Funeral Home Associate

Phyllis Beckett, Funeral Home Associate

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Holloway Funeral Home
501 Snow Hill Road | Salisbury, MD 21804 | Phone: (410) 742-5141
107 Vine Street | Pocomoke City, MD 21851 | Phone: 410-957-0224