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Blanchard Hollins M. D.


1929 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Blanchard Hollins M. D. Obituary
Blanchard Tucker Hollins, M.D. Blanchard Tucker Hollins, M. D., passed away Saturday, November 24, 2012 at the age of 83. He was born to Willie Howard Hollins and Ollie V. Tucker Hollins on November 3, 1929 in Houston, Texas.
He graduated from Jack Yates High School at the age of 15 in January, 1945. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry in 1949 from Wiley College. He graduated from Meharry Medical College with the M. D. degree in 1953. He was the first African American physician board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Texas. He continued to practice medicine until his death.
He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Alice Hollins; a son, Blanchard T. Hollins, Jr.; his parents; two brothers, Willie (Bill) Hollins and Amos Hollins and a sister, Otheree Bates.
Dr. Hollins leaves to cherish his memory: daughters, Linda Hollins, Mary "Connie" Floyd (Rodney), Vivian Clark (James Sr.) and Allison Hollins; sons, Barry Hollins and Kevin Hollins (Gina); eight grandchildren: Anthony, Sean and Reid Floyd; Kirbi and James Clark, Jr.; Kevon Hollins, Tori Texada and Rory Johnson; two great-grandchildren; siblings, George Hollins (Mary), Deloris Mitchell, Gwendolyn Sherman, Carmelita Gooden (Lamar), Jean Jones (Art), Carol Sadler (Cicero), Jim Hollins and Eva Kanneh; sisters-in law, Grace and Thelma Hollins; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and cherished friends.
All services will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church 2600 Holman at Live Oak, Houston, Texas, 77004. Wake and visitation will be held Friday, November 30, 2012 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Dr. Robert E. McGee officiating. Interment will follow at Houston Memorial Gardens.

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Published in Houston Chronicle on Nov. 30, 2012
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