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Holly Black

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James "Holly" Black


Mr. James Holland "Holly" Black, 83, husband of the late Dorothy Miller "Dot" Black, passed away Friday, April 25, 2014 at Baptist Easley Hospital.

Born in Burnsville, NC, a son of the late William Roy and Carrie Kate King Black, Mr. Black retired from Greenwood Mills and was a security guard with Clemson University for over forty years. He was a member of Lenhardt Christian Fellowship and a US Army veteran, having served in the Korean War.

Holly was an avid Clemson and sports fan, and was an umpire for more than forty-five years.

Surviving are a son Lennie Black of Easley; a sister, Bernice Stephens (Don) of Simpsonville; three grandchildren, Paula B. Smith (Jimmy), Jamie B. Watson (Mike), and Nicole Black; five great-grandchildren, Sgt. James Aaron Smith, Avery Smith, Ainsley Smith, Reece Black, and Ann Watson; and one great-great-grandchild, Lily Smith. In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Black was predeceased by seven brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Monday, April 28, 2014 at Lenhardt Christian Fellowship. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park with military honors.

Visitation will be from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM Sunday at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown.

Family members are at their respective homes.

Memorials may be made to Lenhardt Christian Fellowship, P.O. Box 896, Easley, SC 29641.

Condolences may be expresssed online at www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com or in person at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown, which is assisting the family.


Published in The Greenville News on Apr. 27, 2014
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