HICKORY Janet Elaine Eckard Hollar, 76, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at Springs of Catawba in Hickory. She was born Nov. 6, 1942, to the late Harold Clee Eckard and Edith Lafone Eckard in Catawba County. Elaine was a member of St. Stephens Lutheran Church Mo-Synod. She was an avid coin collector and a #1 Elvis Presley fan. Elaine loved her family, her church, and her friends dearly and will be greatly missed. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Darl Dean Hollar. Survivors include her son, Rodney Hollar of Claremont; daughter, Penny Hollar Williams and husband, John, of Conover; grandchildren, Wesley Dean Hollar, Madelyn Grace Hollar, Caroline Olivia Craig, Cameron Dean Craig, Gabe Williams; great-grandchildren, McKinleigh Hope Hollar, Jase Dean Hollar; brother, Larry Eckard and wife, Brenda; sister, Karen Hoyle and husband, Bobby; and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held Saturday, June 29, at 11 a.m., at St. Stephens Lutheran Church Mo-Synod. The family will receive friends at the church from 10 to 10:45 a.m., prior to the service. Pastors David Ziehr and Dave Guelzow will be officiating the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Stephens Lutheran School, 2304 Springs Rd. NE, Hickory, NC 28601. Online condolences may be left at www.hickoryfh.com. Arrangements are with Hickory Funeral Home.

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