Elbert Lamar Hollingsworth

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Elbert Lamar Hollingsworth, 68, died January 31, 2014 at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his parents; Hubert and Louise Hollingsworth, of Anniston; a brother, Bill Hollingsworth, of Nashville, Tenn. and his father-in-law, J.W. Albright, of Anniston. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Ann Albright Hollingsworth; his daughter, Sarah Hollingsworth, of Louisville, Ky.; his brother, John Hollingsworth (Lou), of Birmingham; his aunt, Billie Canada; his mother-in-law, Deane Albright; two sisters-in-law, Janie Albright Morrow (Larry) and Laura Albright Phillips (Bob), of Anniston; several nieces and nephews and many cousins. Mr. Hollingsworth was a graduate of Anniston High School and Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, Tenn. He was a communicant of St. Edward Catholic Church, Nashville, Tenn. and a proud Catholic who devotedly studied the Bible. Mr. Hollingsworth was retired and had been disabled by a stroke. He was an avid reader and author of short stories. He possessed a wealth of knowledge about many subjects, but his passions were religion and literature. Books were his best friends; never to be discarded. Mr. Hollingsworth said his two greatest accomplishments in life were his daughter, Sarah and earning his Bachelor's degree at the age of 62. A funeral mass will be celebrated on April 5, 2014, at 2 p.m., at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Anniston. Mr. Hollingsworth was cremated in accordance with his wishes and those of his family.
Published in The Anniston Star on Mar. 30, 2014