HOLLY, PINKNEY HARRISON "PINKY" - Pemiscot County, Missouri | PINKNEY HARRISON "PINKY" HOLLY - Missouri Gravestone Photos

Pinkney Harrison "Pinky" HOLLY

Holly Cemetery
Pemiscot County,

3 Feb 1871 Tennessee - 28 Dec 1926
Nora Holly (1882 - 1920)
Parents: Miles Alexander Holly, Mary?

P.H. Holly of Steele died Tuesday night at 10:30 o'clock at his home following several days illness with heart trouble. He was 56 years of age. The deceased had suffered slight illnesses but was not confined to his bed until Friday and his condition was not alarming until shortly before his death.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 from the family residence and interment made in the Steele cemetery. Rev. Isebel of that town conducted the service, and the Odd Fellows lodge rites were used with the members of the Steele chapter attending in a body.
Surviving him are three daughters, Mrs. Phine Brown of Cooter, Mrs. Viola Thompson of Steele and Miss Helen Holly of Steele, and five sons, Miles, Harrison, William, Walter and Robert of Steele, as well as numerous other relatives.
Mr. Holly is well known in this city and throughout Southeast Missouri where he had extensive land interests. He resided on a large farm near Steele and in addition to owning much property in that community he was interested in farms near Cooter.
He spent a number of years in Steele, and was a progressive citizen always alert to the needs of improvements for the community. As a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge, he was one of the leaders and the chapter will have a vacant place by his leaving.
A large gathering was present at the funeral to pay the final respects to this worth while father and citizen, who, having accomplished his work on earth has gone to his reward.-Blytheville Daily Courier.
The Republican - Caruthersville, Missouri - Thursday, December 30, 1926

H. Holly, a leading citizen of Steele, and a descendant of a highly respeced pioneer family of this county, died last Tuesday night at his home in Steele of pneumonia. About a month ago the deceased contracted a severe cold while on a camp hunt with friends. This later developed into the flu which terminated in pneumonia only two days before his lamented death. The funeral sermon was delivered at the residence to a large concourse of friends and relatives by the Reverend Presler, pastor of the Baptist church of Cooter, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30, at the conclusion of which the Odd Fellows, of which lodge Mr. Holly was an honored member, took charge and preformed their ritualistic funeral service. The body was laid to rest in the cemetery about 100 yards from the Holly home.
The deceased was at the time of his death slightly over 56 years of age. Mr. Holly was twice married, his second wife preceding him to the Great Beyond six years ago.
Seven children survive, two girls and five boys, and he also is survived by two half brothers, Walter and Ben Holly, two of the leading citizens of Cooter township. Two of the girls were married-one, Mrs. Andrew Crawford, being now dead. The other children resided with their father at the time of his death.
No man in the southern part of this county will be more missed when the last summons comes than will be H. Holly. He was always a bighearted, noble man, honest, truthful and charitable to a great-degree, carrying his purse in his hand for the relief of the .....unfortunates. He was always for the "under dog". Another commendable characteristic of H. Holly was that no one was forced to guess where he stood on any propostion, being frank and open minded with all whom he came in contact, faithful to his friends and to any trust imposed in him. He was a real man and one whom anybody might have been proud to call a friend.
Democrat Argus - Caruthersville, Missouri - December 31, 1926

Steele and community lost a pioneer citizen when P.H. Holly was claimed by the angel of death at twenty-seven minutes after ten o'clock Tuesday night. Mr. Holly had been bedfast since Christmas day and death was caused from weakness of the heart brought on by a severe attack of the flu. Mr. Holly was born in Tennessee but was brought to Pemiscot county by his parents when a small boy and has called this home ever since. He had seen this country developed from a vast swamp covered with timber to its present stage and had been active in all civic movements during his life tim. His wife died about seven years ago leaving him with seven little children, since which time he has faithfully been both a father and a mother to them. He was much beloved by people of this community, nearly everybody fondly called him Uncle H.
If he had lived to the third of February he would have been fifty-six years old (The remainder of Obit destroyed)
Steele Enterprise - Steele, Missouri - Thursday, December 30, 1926

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Submitted: 12/29/15 • Approved: 12/30/15 • Last Updated: 4/14/18 • R781054-G0-S3

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