James A. Hollon

First Posted: 1/2/2008


James A. Hollon, 82, died at 10:44 p.m. Dec. 31, 2007, at St. Rita's Medical Center.

He was born Sept. 15, 1925, in Wolfe County, Ky., to Abe and Polly Gibbs Hollon, who preceded him in death. On Sept. 14, 1948, he married Eva Jean Hall, who survives in Alger.

Mr. Hollon retired after 31 years from Rockwell International of Kenton, where he was a journeyman machine repairman. He then was a truck driver owner/operator for seven years. He attended Pentecostal Full Gospel Churches. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran, serving in the Pacific Theatre.

Survivors include three sons, James E. "Jim" (Nancy) Hollon, Rodney (Bev Shadley) Hollon and Jeff (Cindy) Hollon, all of Alger; three daughters, Phyllis (Keith) Bays, of Pierceton, Ind., Joyce (Herb) Rowe, of Alger, and Sharon (Dale) Fall, of McGuffey; and 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Beckom and Dewey Hollon; three sisters, Martha Barrett, Alva Stamper and Orine Starkey; a grandson, Mark Hollon; and a granddaughter, Debbie L. Hollon.

Services will begin at 1 p.m. Friday at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Alger. The Rev. James Holbrook will officiate. Burial will be in Preston Cemetery, Alger.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and until the service Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Condolences may be sent to hansonneely@wcoil.com.

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