The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 1908 Dozier Road, Ellaville, Georgia. Rev. William Laster, Pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Church cemetery.
Deacon Dan Hollis was born to the late Tucker Hollis and Amzie Tookes Hollis on March 29, 1937 in Ellaville, Schley County, Georgia. He was educated in the Schley County Public School system. Reared in a Christian home, Dan acknowledged the Lord early in life and kept to His word. He was a devoted member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church family and served faithfully on the Deacon Board.
Later on life’s journey, Dan met and married the love of his life, the former Vernice Collier. They declared their love and made vows before man and God to never part on May 9, 1959. Their union welcomed seven loving children. Dan was a hardworking man who usually worked two jobs to support his family whom he loved dearly. For a number of years, he was self-employed in the pulpwood cutting and hauling business. In addition, he worked for Stevens Peanut Warehouse during peanut season, as well as Carson Brothers Tractors in Americus. Before retiring in 2000, he was employed with the City of Ellaville.
On November 4, 2010, Dan was called to take his rest. He now joins those who were called before him - his parents; siblings, Charles Hollis, James Ferrell Hollis, Kenneth Hollis, Juanita Hollis Thompkins, and Clarence Hollis; daughter-in-law, Cynthia Renee Johnson Hollis; and nephew, Thomas Wayne Hollis. Left to cherish his precious memories are his devoted wife of 51 years, Vernice Collier Hollis, Ellaville, Georgia; his children, Nina Hollis Smith, Ellaville, Georgia, Randy Hollis (Pat), Americus, Georgia, Steve Hollis, Ellaville, Georgia, Becky Hollis DeLaney (Ben), Warner Robins, Georgia, Vanessa Hollis, Ellaville, Georgia, Ted Hollis, Sr. (Sandra), Americus, Georgia, and Kirk Hollis (Michelle), Albany, Georgia; thirteen grandchildren, Torell Barker (Arthtricia), Tameka Hollis, Bradley Johnson, Leticia Banks (Anthonio), Venus Hollis, Lee A. Edwards, Jr. (Falicia), Yashika Hollis, Tanisha Hollis, Melissa Hollis, Sandria Hollis, Ted Hollis, Jr., Cody Hollis, and Joy Hollis; twenty great grandchildren; siblings, Mary Ellen Curry (Charlie), Atlanta, Georgia, Virginia Hollis, College Park, Georgia, and Lemar Hollis, Jonesboro, Georgia; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, John Collier, Akron, Ohio, David Collier (Doris), Albany, Georgia, Geraldine Collier Drone (Alphonso), Akron, Ohio, Mattie Walker, Buena Vista, Georgia, Lacy Collier, Rockford, Illinois, Glazella Collier, Miami, Florida, and Laura Hollis, Racine Wisconsin; aunts and uncles, Jennie Hollis Harper, Columbus, Georgia, Annie Maude Hollis, Box Springs, Georgia, and William Hollis, Midland, Georgia; his nieces and nephews, including devoted niece and nephews, Ethel Hollis Campbell, Darryl Aldridge, and Anthony Hollis, all of Ellaville, Georgia, and Christopher Hollis, San Diego, California; a host of other relatives and friends.
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Vickie Davis & Family
To the Hollis Family,
Thinking of you and your family in this time of Deacon Hollis' heavenly transition. Hoping you find joy, peace and comfort in knowing that he's at rest. Until you meet him again, be encouraged.
- Sabrina D. Wright, friend of Kirk and Michelle Hollis
Praying you will find comfort and peace in the midst of the loss of Cousin Dan.
Victoria Haynes & The Blue Family
Our Prayers are with the family.MAY GOD FACE SMILE ON YOU.
Ida Mae Lampkins/Susie Jane Hart&Family
To the Hollis family you all are in our prayers.Remember weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning.Dea.Hollis is going to be missed at Ebenezer.
From the Jones family,Dea.Charlie Jones Jr,Sis.Emma J. Jones,Patrice Sparks
& Brandon Rivers
You all are in our prayers.
Dea.& Sis. Charlie Jones, Sr.
To the Hollis Family
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Just knowing that the love Deacon Hollis had for his family will get you all through this time. He will forever be near in your hearts.
Your extended family member - Betty Rogers
I am a coworker of Michelle Hollis and just wanted to let the family know that we are praying for them at this difficult time in life. He has now found true peace with his Father in Heaven. We are praying for you all!
In the loss of your loved one words cannot express the sorrow and sympathy felt for you now.
Vivian, Jackie & Felecia Hill- Atlanta, Georgia
my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. may God strengthen you and encourage you and give you peace at this time. Mary Kohn, Trumpet Of God Ministries.
Mary Kohn, Trumpet Of God Ministries.
I am so sorry for you loss and know that you and your family are in my prayers.
Michelle & Kirk and the entire Hollis Family:
You are in my prayers during this time of your loss. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can not heal.
In His Name:
"In Thy presence is fulness of joy;at Thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore." PSALM 16:11 May God continue to bless you all.
William(Crow)Clemons and Family
Becky, words cannot express our deepest sympathy for you and your family. Phyllis and I will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. May God continue to strength you.
Your co-worker, Larry Taylor
May your memories warm your hearts in the days ahead. Our sincere sympathy to each of you.
David & Melanie Thomas
TO THE HOLLIS FAMILY, MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU DOING THIS TIME OF SORROW
To the Hollis Family: My heart aches with you... and I only wish I could be there to comfort and console you during this tough time. Unfortunately, I learned of the services today, much too late to travel from Arizona. Please know I am with you prayerfully, spiritually and emotionally.
My greatest sympathy...
Deborah Holton Troutman
Look to the hills from whence cometh your help. Words cannot express my love for you my family. I pray that the LORD will keep you strong in your time of sorrow. GOD BLESS.
Henry "Tubby" Williams and wife Pamela.
Our prayers are with you during this time of bereavement, remembering that "Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal."
Love and Prayers,
James and Treny Hall- Brown.
with deepest sympathy and prayers for the family.
To Michelle & Kirk and the entire Hollis family. May God continue to comfort your heart and mind during this time. Praying for you.
May God gives you strength where you are weak.
Ellis, Jr. & Gwendolyn Thornton
Buena Vista, GA
We offer our condolences to the Hollis Family. We love you.
Mark, Tiffany, Marcus II, Joshua and Lauryn Lusane
I am so sorry for the lost of your love one but god knows BEST and I will keep you (AJ)your family in my prayers..
Catresha Howard and family
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Our prayer are with you (Hollis Family ) and remember what Psalms 116:15 Precious in the eyes of Jehovah Is the death of his loyal ones.
Keep The faith!
Franklin & Janet Thornton
my prayers and deepest sympathy goes out to the family
jeffery rogers and family
Our deepest symphathy goes out to the the Hollis family. Mr. Dan was the one who always made the sun shine brighter when he walked in the room. But God has called his precious angel home. He will be truly missed by all that knew him.
From Shirley Golphin and family
For each cloud,
there's a rainbow,
for each shadow, the sun
And for each parting, memories-when sorrow is done.
I sending you thoughts of sympathy and support for the family.
May you be comforted by hope,
strengthened by faith,
and guided by God love through the difficult days ahead.
The Patrick Family
Our prayers are with you and your family.
Christine and Barry Solomon
Words cannot express the sorrow we feel for you all. Our continued prayers and thoughts are with you.
Children of the late Jessie James and Annie Julia Brown
We send special prayers and sympathy to the family. We pray God's strength upon each of you.
Woodrow and Angela Terry
On Friday,January 7, 2011, we heard of your loss. Please accept our sincerest condolences as we pray that God continues to give you peace.
Milton & Ann Bentley
I learned so much from your wisdom thank you so much cousin Dan. We will miss you terribly so we have to put it in God's Hands my family be strong God cares
Rev. C.D. Aldridge,Jr.
I love them both as if they were my parents much love to the family