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Joan Adele Holliday Fleshman, 80, of Alderson, WV, passed away September 3, 2020 at the Brier Nursing Home in Ronceverte. Born May 11, 1940 in Alderson, she was a daughter of the late William I. Jr. and Elizabeth Via Holliday. She was preceded in death by her brother William “Billy” Holliday.

Joan was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, homemaker, cook, and known for her homemade sourdough bread and rolls.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, James “Jim” Fleshman; sons, John W. Fleshman and wife Vickie, and James L. “Toby” Fleshman both of Alderson; two grandchildren, Natasha Ericson of Jacksonville, NC, and James Matthew Fleshman of Alderson; four great grandchildren; and one brother, John Robert Holliday and wife Carolyn of Alderson; and sister-in-law, Betty “Pete” Holliday of Alderson.

Graveside services were held Monday, September 7, 2020 at 3 p.m. at the Asbury United Methodist Chapel Cemetery in Asbury with Pastors Sam Groves and James Combs officiating. Burial followed.

Online condolences may be made at

Lantz Funeral Home in Alderson is in charge of arrangements.

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