Clifton Emmette "Buddy" Holley

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Clifton 'Buddy' Emmette Holley
AIKEN - Clifton 'Buddy' Emmette Holley, 77, died Monday, August 28, 2017 at Savannah Place on James Island, SC.
He leaves his wife of 55 years, Barbara 'Bobbie' (Greene) Holley; his sons John and Phillip Holley; his daughter Rebecca (Holley) Davis and her husband Lee Davis; daughter-in-law Kara Holley; brother William Holley; sister Caroline Sampson; eight grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren. He was born and raised in Aiken to the parents of Selma and Carolyn (Carswell) Holley. His father started the Holley Hardware Co., Inc., which is now known as The Shoppes At The Holley Building.
Mr. Holley was a 1957 graduate of Aiken High School. He went on to attend Clemson University where he graduated in 1962 with a degree in Textile Engineering. He returned to Clemson University after retirement to earn a Masters in Education in 1993 with a degree in Special Education.
Mr. Holley began his career at Milliken and worked for them from 1962-1967. He then worked for DuPont until his retirement in 1992. While working for DuPont the family lived in Camden, SC; Wilmington, DE; Chattanooga, TN; and Chester, SC.
A man with many interests, Mr. Holley enjoyed attending Clemson football games while tailgating with family and friends. During his retirement, he enjoyed gardening and raising cattle on his 80 acre farm in Belton, SC. He was a history buff and enjoyed reading. His children have fond memories of fishing trips at the Okefenokee Swamp and camping at Edisto Beach.
A memorial service is scheduled at St John's United Methodist Church on Saturday, September 9th at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be given to the .
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St John's United Methodist
104 Newberry St NW
Aiken, SC 29801
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star from Sept. 7 to Sept. 8, 2017
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