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Holly Hope Proctor




Holly Hope Proctor, 66, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at the Meritus Medical Center with family and friends by her side.

Born Saturday, August 28, 1954 in New Bedford, PA, she was the daughter of the late John Edward Hall and the late Frances Rae (Minerd) Hall.

Holly graduated from Wilmington Area High School, PA and later graduated from Hood College with honors. Holly volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County for many years.  

She is survived by her husband of 33 years L. William Proctor, Jr.; two sons, John W. Proctor and fiancé Bethany Garnand of Hagerstown,MD and Kevin Lawrence Proctor of Myrtle Beach, SC; sister, Sherry R. Manchester and husband Jim of Palm Harbor, FL; brother, Bill E. Hall and wife Eileen of Altoona, PA.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Jack E. Hall.

A celebration of Holly's life will held at a later date.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home 1331 Eastern Blvd North, Hagerstown, MD.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Guest Book

Dear Kevin - and all the family, I would prefer to write you a personal note, but since I don't have your address, I just wanted to let you know how sorry I am to hear of the loss of your dear Mom. I remember her - and your Dad - from many Goretti events, and always was struck by what a lovely lady she was. Meanwhile, my thoughts and prayers go out to you as you go forward, in faith, taking each day as it comes. God is with you! Sincerely, Kathleen Lilly

Kathleen Lilly
Hagerstown, Maryland

BIll.and Family I was shocked and saddened to learn of Holly's passing. She was truly a beautiful person inside and out. I first worked with Holly through Big Brothers and Big Sisters where she volunteered and contributed to enriching the lives of the agency's Littles. She has always held a special place in my heart for her gentle spirit and kind soul. She will greatly missed.

Kelli Souders

I’m very sorry for the loss of Holly . She was always so very kind and soft spoken and very dedicated to your family and Big Brothers Big Sisters . Prayers to you Bill and the boys .

Doug Levine
Williamsport, Maryland

Dear Bill, John and Kevin, We were so saddened to hear of Holly's passing. I will always remember how kind she was to us when we moved back to the area. She always made Hunter feel so welcome. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, The Williams -- Jeff, Wendy, and Hunter

Wendy Williams
Hagerstown, MD

Dear Bill,John and Kevin we are so sorry to hear of Holly's passing. She always had time for the boys. Troy loved coming over to your house and Holly always made it happen. I loved our talks while the boys played. She was great friend. You are in our thoughts and prayers. The Carbaugh Family.

Susanna Carbaugh
Hagerstown, Maryland

My prayers and sympathy to the Proctor family on the passing of Holly. I was involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters with her. She always had a kind and gentle smile and was wonderful to work with.

Trina Johnson
Hagerstown, MD

Bill and family, Sending you healing prayers and wishing you comfort. Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember Holly.

Kimberly Ward
Catonsville, Maryland

Bill/John/Kevin: Steve and I are so saddened to hear of Holly's passing. She was such a kind, gentle soul and will be missed dearly by those who were fortunate enough to have known her. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this very sensitive time. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel.

Steve and Terri Johnson
Hagerstown , MD

Bill, We were saddened to learn of Holly's death. We hope that the intense pain you and your family are experiencing, will, in time, be replaced by comforting memories. Our thoughts are with you and your sons. Rick and Susanne Kass

Dr. Frederic Kass III
Hagerstown, MD

Dear Bill and family, please accept my sincere condolences on Holly's passing. Holly was a kind, gentle person who loved her family, was a good friend, and had a smile for everyone. She will be missed.

Pam Arnold
Hagerstown, Maryland

Dear Bill & Family, I am so sorry to hear the passing of your wife Holly. Prayers for you and your Family. Sara Trevey - Union Hall Sec'y

Sara Trevey
Boonsboro, MD

Dear Mr Bill Proctor ,sons and family, I am so so very sorry for the loss of your wife and mother. My heart breaks for you all . I didn’t have the blessing of knowing or meeting her. What I do know is she was well loved , she was an amazing woman, she was a given ,helping and godly woman. You are in my thoughts and prayers this evening. I pray that the memories and knowing she is watching over from above lightens some of the pain you are feeling . Sincerely Sharon Belair

Sharon Belair
Smithsburg , Maryland

Our thoughts are with the Proctor family during this very sad time. Holly will be missed by everyone who knew her.

Robbie and Jay Greenberg
Hagerstown , Maryland

We were so sorry to hear about Holly- she was a wonderful person and we always enjoyed talking with her and Bill when our sons played on the same basketball teams many years ago. Our sincere condolences to Bill and the family during this especially difficult time- and prayers that the Lord will grant you the peace that only he can bring.

Kerry Henson
Hagerstown, MD

Bill, John & Kevin Sue and I were deeply saddened to see Holly's obituary in today's paper. Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to your family. I often think of the great times on McKee Ave with the boys being at either your house or ours almost every day. Great times and great memories. Holly was just a lovely person, wife and mother. Please take care and God be with you at this time. If there is anything we can do please reach out. Sincerely, Mark & Sue

Mark & Sue Goller
Hagerstown, MD

Dear Bill, John and Kevin: I was friends with Holly from the mid-1980’s to the mid-1990’s. Our friendship began with our participation in Big Sisters, later to become Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and I had always meant to get back in touch with her, as she was such a nice person. I am now sad that I did not pursue my intention. Please know of my most sincere sympathy at this time of your great loss , and that I will be praying for all of you, now and in the weeks/months to come. May God bless you with His strength and mercy. Lynann

Lynann McMullen Adams
Hagerstown, MD

Bill, John and Kevin I am so sorry for your loss. Holly was an amazing mother and wife. I will keep all of you in my prayers. Just know there is a big party in heaven right now. Jeanne Litten

Jeanne Litten
Frederick, MD   -   Maryland

Bill, John and Kevin, We were so deeply saddened of hearing the news on Holly’s passing. From the moment we met , it was instant friendship. Holly was the first one to sign up and help anywhere when asked. We have many shared memories with her and the boys, from schools and Federal. She was always smiling. She was the “perfect” mother , a caring wife and so proud of her family. May God wrap his loving arms around all of you during this time of sorrow . Heaven received a beautiful angel. Rick & Kathy Collier

Kathy Collier
Hagy, Md

Dear Bill and Family, I was so sorry to read of Holly's passing... She fought so hard and endured so much.... One thing I will always remember about your precious loved one is how positive she was regardless of what she was going through... Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. May the sweet memories of your beloved Wife and Mother surround you and bring peace and comfort. Thoughtfully, Tammy Freed and Mark Reeder

Tammy Freed and Mark Reeder
Hagerstown, MD

Bill, John and Kevin - I am so sorry to hear of Holly's passing. We kept in touch over the years and always promised to have coffee together whenever we could meet up. We talked about doing it in Florida when she visited her sister. I have such fond memories being on the Board of Big Brother Big Sisters and meeting for a quick cup of coffee over the years and/or seeing each other at the YMCA. She will be truly missed by all. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

Cyndi Beall
Port St Lucie, Florida

Mr. Proctor, I'm so sorry to hear about your beautiful wife. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. I was so happy I got to meet her in the Emergency room when I rounded on you both. So glad I could get you a replacement card for your Covid vaccine and provide any needs she had. She was so nice. My husband Jim was the Paramount Gym teacher and apparently knew you both from teaching your children. I'm so sorry for your loss and if we can do anything for you please let us know. Feel free to email me at the hospital . All our love, Bonnie and Jim Harne

Bonnie and Jim Harne
Hagerstown, Maryland

Bill - So sorry to see that Holly passed away so young. I hope that words from friends can help you at this difficult time. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. Mike Johnston

Michael Johnston

Bill, Very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

Charles Gesford
Hagerstown, MD

Dear Bill, John, and Kevin I am so very sorry to hear that Holly has lost her battle with cancer. It doesn't seem that long ago that we were watching our boys play baseball at Federal Little League or complaining about getting older as we worked out at the YMCA. She was a beautiful person inside and out who dearly loved her family. I've never met a more devoted mother. I wish I had come by for one more chat..but we always think there will be more time. My heart breaks for what you are going through right now. If there is anything I can do for you all don't hesitate to ask.

Kathy Persinger
Hagerstown, MD

Dear Bill & Family, We are so saddened and shocked to hear this news. Holly was such a kind, sweet person and always had a smile. A lot of good memories from years past. Our hearts go out to you and your family.

Jill Spalding
Hagerstown, MD

So sorry for your loss of Holly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The staff Active Physical Therapy

Pamela Johnson
Fairfield, PA

Dear Proctor family, Remembering Holly's smiling face and kind nature. We are so very sad for you. Prayers for peace and blessed memories as you navigate through your grief. Jeff and Jeannine Gift

Jeannine Gift
Hagerstown, Maryland

Bill, John and Kevin. We are so sorry for your loss our prayers and thoughts are with you and the family. Holly was such a sweet kind hearted person and will be missed dearly

Tammy Ford
Greencastle, Pa

Bill, Kevin and John, We are so very sad to hear about this great loss for your family. So many memories. Holly was such a caring person and loved her family so much. We are thinking of you all and praying for strength and peace during this time. Many hugs, Terry, Kendra, Ryan and Erin Byard

Kendra Byard

Dear Bill, John and Kevin, Words cannot express how shocked and saddened we were to hear of Holly’s passing. She was the most selfless person we knew. The love she had for you and the boys was obvious and endless. May The Lord cover you in grace, heal your broken hearts and bring you and your family peace through this sorrowful time. With heartfelt sympathy The Schreiber Family

Gayle Schreiber
Hagerstown, MD

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