Elizabeth Vance Huskins Hoilman


Mrs. Elizabeth (Lib) Vance Huskins Hoilman, lifetime Christian and beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend passed away on April 7, 2016 at the age of 82 at Rose Hill Retirement Community in Marion, North Carolina. She passed away peacefully with her daughters Lisa and Cindy at her side.

Born on October 15, 1933 in Plumtree, North Carolina to her parents Ernest B.Vance and Lura Holtzclaw Vance, Lib spent most of her life in Marion with her childhood sweetheart, David Huskins and their five children. She and David opened the Burger Boy Drive Inn, (Smoke House) in Marion on April 27, 1967. In 1986, David and Lib opened the East Street Flea Market on East Court Street in Marion.  She “ran” the flea market until it closed in June, 2015.

She was a faithful member and Sunday School teacher at First Christian Church in Marion. She was a vibrant, outgoing lady who was loved and cherished by all who knew her. She was President for many years of the McDowell County Ladies Republican Federation. She was a competitive bowler and full time chaperone for her children at Pleasant Gardens, West McDowell Junior High and McDowell High School.

She was preceded in death by her husband’s David Hunter Huskins and Jon Carroll Hoilman, her brother Ben Vance, and her granddaughter, Laurel Huskins.

She is survived by her brothers Jack Vance of Tempe, A.Z. and Dan Vance of Crossnore, N.C., her five children and their spouses, Jim and Beverly Huskins of Marion, N.C., Scott and Theresa Huskins of Canton, G.A., Lisa and Steve Moore of Cary, N.C., Cindy and Brad Sitton of Sanibel, F.L., and David and Betty Huskins of Linville Falls, N.C. Her grandchildren are Julia Burdette, Jonathan Huskins, Warren Huskins, Miriam Biddix, Silas Huskins, Haley Huskins, Elizabeth Sitton, Lydia Cannon, Evan Moore and Will Sitton. Her great-grandchildren are Wesley Burdette, Hannah Biddix, Bentley Huskins, Maddie Huskins, Jett Huskins and Vashti Huskins.

A service celebrating Lib’s life will be held at First Christian Church, Marion N.C. on April 9th, 2016 at 2:00pm. The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until 2:00pm at the church.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Christian Church, P.O. Box 1104, Marion, N.C. 28752.

Lib’s life was composed of faith, family, food, and fashion.  She lived her life with exuberance, compassion, integrity and strength. With her passing we mourn our loss and celebrate Heaven’s gain.

Scott Huskins Funeral and Cremation Services is assisting the family.

Scott Huskins Funeral and Cremation Services


1. Shelley Wessels wrote:
I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family. May your mother be at peace with our Heavenly Father.

Thu, April 7, 2016 @ 6:16 PM

2. wrote:
We are going to miss you mom

Thu, April 7, 2016 @ 7:04 PM

3. Marcia Beckner wrote:
Our prayers are with you and your family

Thu, April 7, 2016 @ 8:03 PM

4. Curtis Lee Huskins wrote:
See you in heaven with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Aunt Lib!!!
Lee & Athylene

Thu, April 7, 2016 @ 9:16 PM

5. Larry & Joan Thompson wrote:
Our deepest condolences to all of Aunt Lib's family. She will be sincerely missed. May she be at peace in the House of the Lord. Love and hugs to all!

Joan & Larry

Thu, April 7, 2016 @ 9:42 PM

6. Becky Gaddis wrote:
Scott, I am SOOO very sorry to hear about your mother passing away.. My prayers go out to you and all of the family as you face this sad time, and the difficult days that lay ahead.. May God Bless you all and give you the peace and comfort as only he can do..

With Love and Prayers,
Becky Gaddis

Fri, April 8, 2016 @ 3:39 PM

7. Nora Jones and Vickie Gaddy wrote:
Scott and family - oh, no - it has not been that long ago that you stopped by. We are so, so sorry for the loss of your momma. Chelsey had surgery 11 days ago - and we will not "see" you folks at the services - BUT KNOW, Scott that you are in our hearts and prayers - I'm printing this off for my momma - who loves you dearly (this a.m.) - and your best prayer warriors up here in Asheville - my momma (Nora) - me, Miss Ann, Cindy Sorrells Cornett and all of us Oteen Baptist Church people have you on our hearts ! !

Sat, April 9, 2016 @ 7:11 AM

8. Rita Vance Geller wrote:
I am so saddened to hear this, but comforted to know she is in heaven with loved ones who went before her. Aunt Lib was a light in this world; she always made me feel special and loved. We knew there was going to be a good time if she was involved. So thankful to have seen her for her birthday party, she will be missed by many who's lives she touched. Prayers to all the Family, love Rita

Sun, April 10, 2016 @ 2:37 PM

9. Naomi Huskins wrote:
We send our love and prayers to all of Lib's family. We will all miss her so much. She was such a loving and caring person. We will never forget all the good memories we have of her. Her light will continue to be bright. Love, Naomi Huskins and all of her family

Thu, April 14, 2016 @ 9:50 AM