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Vada G. (Stiles) Hollback


Lewis & Gillum Funeral Homes

202 Maple Ave., Oak Hill, Ohio 45656

(p) 740-682-6696


Vada Garnita (Stiles) Hollback, age 87, passed away peacefully at Holzer Medical Center of Gallipolis on Thursday, December 10, 2020. She was born April 5, 1933 in Blackfork, Ohio to the late Johnnie and Elizabeth (Edwards) Styles.

Vada attended school in Blackfork. In high school she was Homecoming Queen and a cheerleader for the Blackfork Bobcats before graduating in 1951. After graduation, she moved to Zanesville, Ohio for a short time. She became an avid steel guitar player and learned to play the organ in those years as well. She returned home after meeting Charlie Hollback and they were married on June 29, 1957. Together, they built a home beside her parents in Blackfork and had two children, Lewis and Wilma. Vada was a member of the Blackfork Freewill Baptist Church. She remained in Blackfork until 2017 when she moved into her new home at Edgewood Manor in Wellston, Ohio. There she was able to rekindle her purpose for taking care of people. She often said “they have me working all the time”. She would do her “work” but also enjoyed leading songs at church on Sundays, Bingo, painting, holiday parties, playing checkers, therapy and her time in the beauty shop. She thrived in her new home with her new friends.

She is survived by her son, Lewis and his wife Tracy, of Gallipolis; and her daughter, Wilma and her husband Paul, of Oak Hill. She was blessed with all granddaughters, Andrea, Hannah, Kayla and Brianna; and one great granddaughter, Lily. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, Vada is preceded in death by her husband, Charlie; brothers, Lewis, Don and Martin; and sisters, Wilma, Lovetta and Juanita.

The family would like to thank the staff at Edgewood Manor, Holzer Medical Center of Jackson, Holzer Medical Center of Gallipolis for the care and compassion given to their mom.

Public graveside services will be held Monday, December 14, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Bethel Cemetery in Oak Hill with Pastor Tim Simpson officiating. Per CDC guidelines and governor recommendations everyone is asked to please wear a mask at the graveside. Online condolences may be sent to


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