To all my friends and friends’ of Tyrone and Larry. When I was in High School I could tell my friends apart. For sake of a good argument I am 64 now. I find even their closest friends at this point in time have a hard time telling them apart. So I am going to put everything I have in this Obit. Obviously, because I am in some photos with them that I spent time with both of them!
He could always make me laugh till my sides hurt.. RIP…
Julie Wagner Weddington
He was one of my favorite classmates
MIne, too , Julie………………….
When did he pass?
I have no details, others might.
Julie Wagner Weddington
Tyrone passed many years ago is what I heard.
He got run over by a train in Landis probably 30 yrs. ago.
I was thinking around 10 yrs. ago, Cindy, but I’m not sure……
Yes it was at least 30+ years ago. Body was found on tracks but rumor suggested he was already gone and put on tracks. Never did really find out. Don’t know if family had an autopsy or not.
Anyone remember watching John Leach and Tyrone fighting at the tree in Rose Hill? I was there… 1975 timeframe…About 20 cars parked in a circle, headlights on…about 9pm, and those 2 put on a show…RIP Tyrone!
I was not there.
I found this a few minutes ago and not sure it is our tyronne. From here we might find details. https://www.peoplesfuneralandcremation.com/…/Seraphena…
Obituary for Seraphena Holtzclaw | People’s Funeral & Cremation Service
Yes this is our classmates wife. His family lives on North Main St in Kannaplis
We may be looking for a daughter named Shalonda.
I’m sorry I don’t know a married name.
I left a message on Seraphena’s obit. Any help from close friends is what we need.
I got this far. https://www.ancientfaces.com/…/tyrone-b-holtzclaw/32460408
Tyrone B Holtzclaw
Maybe death february 5 , 1996. So now a paper search.
Tyrone Benjamin Holtzclaw
I can’t find a Shalonda Holtzclaw . So hopefully I have brought up some clues.
Julie Wagner Weddington
He def was killed by a train years ago
I remember that. We grew up close together. Sad day.
What happened and when?
Was it feb 5 1996
How the hell do you get hit by a train?
I want to go out something exciting like that!
Shane K Smith I know it was snowy and icy, because our pipes had frozen had no water when I heard the news.
Shane K Smith , from what Walter ( his brother) told me, he was high/drunk.) Apparently couldn’t make it off the track in time.
Cindy Turner Daugherty, Been there! Could have easily been me!
I’ve been known to go looking for that light at the end of the tunnel even knowing it is a Train!
Tyron B. Holtzclaw (1957-1996) – Find A Grave…
I sent a kind note to this church. https://www.facebook.com/SRamezionch/
What is it that you want to know Shane K Smith? This is my church also.
While I was searching around for obituaries for Tyrone, I found that church. It is just a clue as to what may have happened.
What happened to Tyrone? Haven’t heard anything…Any info on Walter “Sly” Holtzclaw
Kate Murphy, Tyrone got hit by a train back in 96 and died.. I haven’t seen Sly in about 6 years or so..Reply
Cindy Turner Daugherty Thank you…I don’t know how I didn’t hear! If you hear anything about Sly, let me know….
From anything i can turn up I am getting stories from he got hit by a train or there was foul play and he got dragged to the tracks. It could be a really touchy situation for his friends and family so the truth gets thrown around..
Shane K Smith Thank you! See my reply above to Cindy…sad!
Kate Murphy, how was Sly related to Tyrone? Hopefully someone on this thread will see it for you. If they don’t don’t be afraid to start a new thread.
Shane K Smith, they were brothers
They are my CV cousins.Walter lives at home with his Mom. What are you trying to find out about Tyrone?
How did he die? Do you think he was murdered then drug to the tracks. Do you think he got drunk and stumbled on the tracks? Do you think he got hit by a train by accident? Like was he in his car and stalled on the tracks?
And Marlene Chambers, I’m not judging here. I didn’t stop drinking until I was 31 and that could have been me
No he was walking on the tracks. The train was coming behind him. I don’t know if he was intoxicated or not. Whatever reason he didn’t hear the train. The conductor said he blew several times.
Shane I know you are not judging. We all have a pass whether it’s good or bad. Death comes regardless. We just don’t know when or how. It could have been any of us. Congratulations on your sobriety
Marlene Chambers Oh Man! And Thank You!
Shane K Smith Thanks for your help!
Kate Murphy You are welcome!
Marlene Chambers Having grown up near tracks I’d wondered why this often happens. Finally I learned that because of how the science of sound works, if the train is coming from behind, the person really can’t hear the horn or the train.
South 1975 era by shane Shane’s Boy’s State Girl”s State 2
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Remember, it might seem to some of you we are gettin’ on to someone when you might not know we were close. So when Marlene Chambers understands our concern and our curiosity for the truth that makes me feel better. I know i stepped in front of a speeding car one night almost blacked out drunk………..Missed be by less than an inch. Maybe the very least we can do if we are honest and share a story of some dumb shit we did someone may eventually get the point that none of us are perfect! https://www.flickr.com/…/photolist-xWddcs-x9XgRB…/
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Shane K Smith Larry Holtzclaw
Toni Freyer, Well……i messed up Tyrone and Larry more than once!
Shane K Smith me too!
Shane K Smith Larry H. and Ureall Lowery in this pic
Tyrone was as involved in every extra curricular activity as I was! RIP man!
Shane K Smith , This isn’t Tyrone.. It’s his brother. If I’m not mistaking his name is Larry..
Thank you for the awesome photos Sigmon Whitener!
You can find @Sigmon’s Albums here. https://www.facebook.com/groups/South1973to1977/photos/…
South Rowan by Shane ’73 to ’77
You have to scroll through with the < and > arrows You will see three rows of black and white albums with almost 1,000 photos each. I made some duplicates in there. Facebook often wigs out on such large uploads so making duplicates was better than…
Is this Tyrone? That’s me sitting next to him and Toni Freyer behind us. Tina Shoemaker McMillan, Cynthia HallmanMarianne Haywood, Peggy Hoke Holmes. If you follow that to the biggie size and surf that album, there are several of Tyrone i the backgro…
Shane K Smith I think that is Larry, his brother
Pretty sure that is Tyrone.
I think Toni Freyer is right.
I think that is my cousin ( Barry Linker ) on the right and Karen Goodman sitting down beside him .
I can’t tell which photo you are looking at.
That’s Tyrone holtzclaw I think.
Dawn Cavin I agree.
Dawn Cavin , Yes, that’s Tyrone..I heard that he was walking the railroad tracks and got hit by a train.... This guy made me laugh so much..
Cindy Turner Daugherty I’m sorry he got killed that so sad for that to happen to anyone we went to high school where
Oh my. I knew him well. Does anyone know what happened.
Read up a bit. There are a few memories on how it all ended. “Yes it was at least 30+ years ago. Body was found on tracks but rumor suggested he was already gone and put on tracks. Never did really find out. Don’t know if family had an autopsy or not.”
There was a short family obit I found.
Me and Tyrone were good friends doing our school days he died quite a long time ago
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