Deacon Olin Russell Holly Sr., 88, passed away peacefully in the presence of his family on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Ga.
He was born Oct. 12, 1925, in Barnwell and was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Steven and Olee Holly. After graduating from Butler High School in 1943, he attended South Carolina State College in Orangeburg. He graduated in 1948 with a Bachelor of Science degree in vocational education. He recently served as a deacon for 20 years at the Jordan Baptist Chruch in Barnwell and was also a veteran.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Geneva; his son, Olin Jr.; daughter-in-law, Flowers; grandson, Sam; and sister, Roberta Odom.
A memorial service was held March 1 at 11 a.m. at the Jordan Baptist Church in Barnwell with Rev. Christopher Holley leading the service. Burial took place in the church cementery following the service.
Visitation was Feb. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jordan Baptist Church in Barnwell.
Guinyard and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The People-Sentinel 03/05/14
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