"Holly" Hollingsworth, Jr.
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Services for James Posey "Holly" Hollingsworth, Jr., 88, of Kaufman, TX are scheduled for 10:00 AM, Saturday, February 11, 2012 at First Christian Church of Kaufman with the Rev. Phillip Chacko officiating under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home, Canton, TX.
Graveside services at 2:00 PM will be in Ridge Park Cemetery, Hillsboro, TX.
Memorials may be made to any veteran's organization.
Hollingsworth slipped the surly bonds of earth Feb. 5, 2012, in Monroe.
Mr. Hollingsworth was born August 19, 1923 in Hillsboro to James Posey, Sr. and Pansy K. Menefee Hollingsworth.
Holly lived in Kaufman for the past 30 years. He had recently relocated to the Northeast Louisiana War Veterans' Home in order to be closer to his family. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Kaufman, Odd Fellows Lodge and the VFW Post in Wills Point, TX. He was also a member of the Kaufman Senior Citizens Center. He retired from the Morton salt mines in Grand Saline, TX.
Holly was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Lou Ann Hollingsworth.
He is survived by 3 daughters and 3 sons: Pansy Ruth and Denny Auman of Graham, WA, Susan Guizzetti and Roy of Tacoma, WA, Jan and Butch Woolsey of Flint, TX, James P., III "Jimmy" and Louise of Graham, WA, Jay Wesley and Terri of West Monroe, and Clay Douglas and Coni of Monroe. Local grandchildren and great-grandchildren surviving him are: Cathaleen Mandell, Carolyn Hollingsworth, Sunny Gomila, Jaye Lyn Hatten, Misty Reynolds, Bruce Alan Daigle, II, Chris Hollingsworth, Corine Hollingsworth Naron, Brock Butler, Samantha Hollingsworth, Jacob Hollingsworth, Alyssa Gomila, Nathan Gomila, Trent Gomila, Jayci Hatten, Bo Hatten, Cheyenne Reynolds, Hunter Reynolds, Trey Daigle, and Gage Hollingsworth. Also surviving him are three brothers: Charles Edward of Yamhill, OR, Roy Gene and Nora of Garland, TX, Laban Menefee and Mary of Milton, FL; and sister, Linda Dale and Kelly Clements of Milton, FL.
Palbearers are Chris Hollingsworth, Jay Naron, Butch Woolsey, Shane Reynolds, Mike Gomila, Mac Mandell, James Hatten, Troy Alexander, Brad Hollingsworth, Jr., Mark Hollingsworth and Mike Morley.
Honorary pallbearers are Fred Davis, Doug Holloway and Greg Reed.
Eubanks Funeral Home
Published in The News Star on Feb. 9, 2012