Holli Hatchell Fowler, 66, passed on October 3, 2023, at her home in Murrells Inlet. Holli was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina on August 16, 1957, to Ed and Ann Hatchell, and spent her early life in Gold Hill, North Carolina.
She was a photographer in the U.S. Army, an actress, artist, radio personality, and lover of all things beautiful. She directed and acted in many productions at the Florence Little Theater, Main Street Theater in Conway, Murrells Inlet Community Theater, Midtown Theater in Charleston, Unto These Hills in Cherokee, NC, and “Always Patsy Cline” at The Palace & Savoy theaters in Myrtle Beach. In 1996 and 1997, she was named Radio Personality of the year (Holli Heart--and the character “Liza Louise”) by the South Carolina Music and Entertainment Assoc, and the South Carolina Broadcasters Association. She was passionate about charity during her time on the air and took advantage of any opportunity to raise money for the American Heart Association, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and local families in need. In 2010, she received with honors an Associates degree in Human Services from Horry-Georgetown Technical College.
Holli was strong willed, funny, beautiful, loving, giving, caring, creative, outgoing, and never met a stranger. In recent years, she enjoyed gardening and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and close friends new & old. Whether she was playing the spoons to a favorite blues jam, treasure hunting at yard sales and antique stores, or stopping on the side of the road to dig up wildflowers or take a picture of the sunset, Holli always did her best to appreciate and experience the beauty of life, and freely offered love, wisdom, and encouragement to those around her.
She is survived by her children, Joshua Fowler of Myrtle Beach and David Chastain of Seattle. Her grandchildren, Ava Chastain, Henry-David Chastain, Ezekiel Fowler and Ezra Fowler. Her siblings, Susan Averitt of Rock Hill, Trey Morgan of Sumter and Merry Morgan of Darlington.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Ruth Hatchell; Mother, Ann Morgan; Stepfather, Jack Morgan; and Father, Ed Hatchell.
A celebration of life will be held in Gold Hill, NC & Murrells Inlet, SC. Dates and times will be announced at a later date.
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Burroughs Funeral Home of Murrells Inlet (843-651-1440) is honored to assist the family.