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Holloway, Bernice C.


Funeral services for Miss Bernice C. Holloway, 69, of Weimar were held Thursday, Jan. 8 from Hubbard Funeral Chapel, with burial in Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery.  Rev. Quin Williams officiated.  Miss Holloway died Tuesday afternoon at her home, apparently of a heart attack. She had been ill since Thanksgiving.  A lifelong resident of Weimar, she was born July 5, 1911, a daughter of Davis and Emelie (Hollada) Holloway.  She was a member of First Baptist Church and had been an employee of Herder Truck Lines here for many years.  She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Vivian Niedicken of Houston, nieces and nephews.  A brother, Sidney Holloway, preceded her in death.  Pallbearers were Joe Kaye, Glenn Garrett, F. F. Brasher, John Hall, Wylie True, Heywood VanAlstyne, Ed Hightower and Ed Kloesel.

Weimar Mercury, January 15, 1981
Submitted by David Hahn

Holloway, Davis Hancock


Funeral services for Davis Hancock Holloway, retired Weimar businessman, were held Wednesday, Oct. 16, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel, with burial in Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery.  Rev. David Miller, Baptist minister, officiated.  Mr. Holloway died at 9:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at Youens Memorial Hospital after several months illness.  A lifelong Weimar resident, he was a son of Richard E. and Ella Hancock Holloway.  He married Emilie Hallada here January 25, 1908; she died in 1963.  Surviving are two daughters, Bernice of Weimar and Vivian of Abilene; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. W. .E. Buckley and Mrs. Ben B. Holt of Weimar.  Preceding him in death in addition to his wife were a son, Sidney; three brothers, Oliver, Sam and Lyt; and a sister, Mrs. J. L. (Mariella) Jones.  Pallbearers were John H. VanAlstyne, Larry VanAlstyne, John Hall, Ed A. Kloesel, T. E. Hightower, and Daniel Ulbricht.

Weimar Mercury, October 26, 1974
Submitted by David Hahn

Holloway, Ella I. (Hancock)

Death of Mrs. Ella I. Holloway Sunday Last

Mrs. Ella I. Holloway, one of the oldest citizens of Weimar, passed away on last Sunday afternoon.

She was born August 6, 1852, in Colorado County, where she lived all her life, except about ten years of her early married life, during which time she lived in Fayette County.

About 52 years ago she was married to R. E. Holloway. To them eight children were born, five sons and three daughters, seven of whom are still living. These are Mrs. W. E. Buckley and Mrs. J. L. Jones of Houston, Mrs. Ben B. Holt, O. H. Holloway, S. C. Holloway and. H. Holloway of Weimar, and Lyt Holloway, who lives near La Grange.

Mrs. Holloway was left a widow about 36 years ago, when her youngest child was only a few months old. Then the heavy care and responsibility of rearing the children became all her own.

For some time her health has been bad, especially during the last few months, during the latter portion of the time being a great sufferer. During all her afflictions she displayed unusual fortitude and patience. Last Sunday afternoon at 7:20, as quietly as the gently failing twilight, she breathed her last, and her sorely afflicted body was at rest.

Her spirit, no doubt, has entered into that peaceful rest that awaits the people of god, when their earthly journey is ended. Her children and neighbors and friends remember her in her active days as one who was kind and good, and faithful to her Christian duties.

She was a member of the Weimar Baptist Church, and as such leaves a good, clear record.

Monday afternoon, at 5 o'clock the funeral services were conducted at her home in Weimar by her pastor, C. E. Dearman, assisted by Rev. John R. Campbell, pastor at the Live Oak and Glidden Baptist churches. Following that her body was laid to rest in the Masonic Cemetery at this place.

The sympathy of all is extended to the bereaved ones in their hour of sorrow.

The Weimar Mercury, July 11, 1924
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Holloway, Emilie (Hallada)

Final Rites for Mrs. D. Holloway, 76, Held Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Emilie Hallada Holloway, 76, wife of Davis Holloway, were held Sunday afternoon, Oct. 20, at Hubbard Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Young officiating. burial was in Masonic Cemetery.

Mrs. Holloway suffered a heart attack Friday morning at about 10 o’clock and died in Youens Hospital at 8:15 that night.

A lifelong resident of Weimar, she was born July 11, 1887, the only daughter of Valentine and Emilie Potrusil Hallada. She was married to Mr. Holloway here January 25, 1908. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church and several organizations within the church.

Surviving in addition to her husband are one son, Sidney, of Houston; two daughters, Miss Bernice Holloway of Weimar and Mrs. Thomas Bratton of Abilene; and two grandchildren, Thomas Edward Bratton Jr. and Nancy Bratton, of Abilene.

Pallbearers were Charlie Allen, Leroy Herder, Robert Moore, Frank Pokorny, Walter Williams and W. O. Hoegemeyer.

Weimar Mercury, October 24, 1963, page 1

Holloway, Leonard Samuel

Death of Leonard Samuel Holloway.

Our city was shocked last Friday morning when news was received by relatives here announcing the death of little Leonard Samuel Holloway, the three-year-old son of Mr. And Mrs. S. C. Holloway, which occurred at a St. Louis hospital at 5 o'clock that morning where his devoted parents had taken him a short while before for an operation. The operation was successful, but complications afterward set in which caused the death of this bright little boy within a short while. The body was tenderly prepared for burial and brought to Weimar by train, arriving here early Sunday morning, interment taking place at the Masonic cemetery Sunday afternoon in the presence of a large assembly of sympathizing relatives and friends, Rev. Roy G. Rader, Methodist pastor, performing the last sad rites in a most touching service.

This bright little boy, afflicted with a disease of the spinal cord, which incapacitated him from walking, was nevertheless a pet with all Weimar people who knew him. Many were the inquiries daily pronounced as to his condition, oft times coming from people who had never seen the child, but who knew of and were interest in him. Bright mentally to a remarkable degree, he bore his sufferings uncomplainingly, and though in his secret soul he may have longed to be as other children, able to romp and play, he never murmured, and seemed supremely happy to have "daddy" and "mamma" with him. These devoted parents, feeling that they would be remiss in their duty if they did not exhaust every resource to restore their boy to natural vigor, carried him to many points for treatment. The last of these was to St. Louis, where the most eminent surgeons and child specialists passed upon his case, with the result that operations were performed which were calculated to restore him to the natural vigor of boyhood. The operations were successful, but unlooked-for complications set in which quickly changed all plans, and the poor little fellow succumbed early Friday morning.

Leonard was an unusually bright child, as remarked by everyone who saw him. The pride of his parents, relatives and friends, their hearts are now bowed down in deepest grief. Sad indeed it is to have to give up our beloved treasures, the one in whose life our hearts are wrapped up, but if it be God's will, we should bow in humble submission, hoping and praying that He will help us to so live that when done with us on this earth we may be sure of a glorious reunion with our loved one on that other shore where sickness, suffering and sorrow will never be known.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved parents in the heavy loss they have sustained.

Weimar Mercury, March 10, 1916
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Holloway, Lyt M.

Death of Mr. Lyt M. Holloway, Saturday

Mr.Lyt M. Holloway, well known farmer living near Holman, died at the family home Saturday about midnight and the funeral was held in the Masonic Cemetery at this place Sunday afternoon, with Rev. U. G. Hale officiating.

He was born March 31, 1875, at the Holloway family home a short distance north of Holman in Fayette county, but at an early age his parents moved to Weimar and here the greater part of his life was spent, up to the time he engaged in farming on part of the old family farm.

He was 62 years and 24 days old at time of death. He was a victim of some dropsical affection[sic], also troubled with heart complaint, we are told, and this combination of ills was the cause of his untimely death.

He is survived by his widow, three children, Ella, Alfred and Lawrence; three sisters, Mrs. W. E. Buckley, Mrs. John L. Jones (Houston), Mrs. Ben B. Holt, Weimar; three brothers, Messrs. O. H. Holloway, Davis Holloway and Sam C. Holloway, this city.

Our sincere sympathy goes out to his bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, April 30, 1937

Holloway, Lyt. M. Jr.


Lyt, Jr., the two and a half year old son of Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Holloway of the Williams’ Creek section, died Sunday night of some form of throat trouble, and the remains were brought here Tuesday afternoon for interment in the Masonic Cemetery. Quite a number of relatives and friends were present to witness the last sad rites. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved parents in the loss of their beloved little son.

Weimar Mercury, December 7, 1923, page 1

Holloway, Marshall

Final Rites for Marshall Holloway, 48, Held Friday

Funeral services for Marshall H. Holloway, 48, of La Grange, who died at 3:30 a.m. Thursday, April 3, in Fayette Memorial Hospital at La Grange, were held Friday afternoon at Koenig Funeral Home, with burial in the City Cemetery there.

Rev. John F. Jensen of First Baptist Church officiated.

He had been in the hospital 10 days and for several days prior to his death was in a deep coma.

A native of Weimar, Mr. Holloway was a son of Oliver and Maude Lockett Holloway. After graduation from Weimar High School he attended Texas A & M College for three years, then transferred to Baylor where he received his BA degree.

He taught in public schools at Marble Falls, Hallettsville and New Ulm before entering the newspaper business. During the ensuing years he worked as a reporter and advertising man for several newspapers, including the Mercury, and in 1941 became secretary of the Chamber of Commerce at La Grange. He had held a similar job with the Weimar chamber during his employment with the Mercury. At La Grange he also was secretary of the Fayette County Fair Association and headed various drives. In 1946 he took a job as secretary of the Rosenberg Chamber of Commerce, and about a year later he and a friend bought the Ft. Bend Reporter there. Selling that paper in 1950, Mr. Holloway worked briefly for the Texas Coaster at Richmond before returning to La Grange in 1951 to work for the Fayette County Record.

Surviving are his widow, the former Miss Mamie McQueen, whom he married Dec. 28, 1936; a daughter, Dixie Jane Holloway; and a brother, Julian of Memphis, Tenn.

Weimar Mercury, April 25, 1958
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Holloway, Maude Mary (Lockett)

Mrs. O. H. Holloway, 74, Dies At Home; Funeral Monday

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Maude Holloway, 74, widow of the late Oliver H. (Dad) Holloway were held from the First Baptist Church Monday afternoon, Rev. W. E. Brown, officiating. Burial was made in City Cemetery, Columbus Funeral Home directing.

Mrs. Holloway, who had been in ill health for the past several years, became critically ill Thursday night after attending Baptist Church services, and expired Sunday morning at about 6:30 o’clock.

A native of Anson, Jones County, Texas, where she was born March 31, 1875, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Lockett.

She was married to Mr. Holloway at Weimar December 18, 1898; he died in August , 1947.

“Miss Maude”, as she was known to her friends, had been an active member of the Baptist Church here for more than half a century, and for a number of years served as correspondent for several metropolitan newspapers.

She is survived by two sons, Marshall H. Holloway of Rosenberg-Richmond and Julian O. Holloway of Memphis, Tenn.; four sisters, Ms. Ida Anderson of San Angelo, Mrs. A. B. Groves of Matador, Miss Flora Taylor and Mrs. Eva Blackwell of Monrovia, Calif.; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers at the funeral were J. F. Walker, Leon F. Baar, Walter W. Williams, F. R. Carroll, Ross Simmons, and Sam C. Holloway.

Weimar Mercury, January 26, 1951, pages 1 and 5

Holloway, Oliver H. “Dad”

Final Rites for “Dad” Holloway Held Here Sunday

Funeral services for Oliver H. (Dad) Holloway, 73, 66-year resident of Weimar and businessman here 33 years, were held Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the First Baptist Church, Dr. Melvin C. Eidson of Austin officiating, assisted by Rev. D. E. Hogan, Weimar Baptist pastor.

Interment was in the Weimar Cemetery, with services under the direction of the Columbus Funeral Home.

Familiarly known to his many friends here as “Dad”, Mr. Holloway was born near Holman, Fayette County, Oct. 30, 1974, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert[sic] E. Holloway. In 1881, he moved with his family to Weimar, where he assisted his father in a mercantile business. He attended schools in Weimar and San Antonio, and for several years was a partner with his brother-in-law, W. E. Buckley, in a retail shoe store here.

On Dec. 28, 1898, he married Miss Mary Maude Lockett of Lavaca County, at Weimar. In 1892, he became the wholesale agent for the Pierce-Fordyce Oil Company, remaining in that type of business for 23 years. In 1925, he opened “Dad’s Service Station” on his property adjacent to the San Antonio-Houston highway, selling the station 10 years later, and re-purchasing it when the new highway was built. Since 1935 he had devoted most of his attention to cattle raising and marketing. He had been a member of the First Baptist Church here for the past 47 years and was an active member of its Men’s Bible Class.

In ill health for the past two weeks, he was taken to the hospital at Columbus Sunday, August 17, where he expired at 11:50 Saturday morning, August 23.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Maude Holloway; two sons, Julian O. Holloway of Memphis, Tenn., and Marshall H. Holloway of Rosenberg; three sisters, Mrs. W. E. Buckley of Houston, Mrs. J. L. Jones of Houston, and Mrs. Ben B. Holt of Weimar; two brothers, S. C. Holloway and D. H. Holloway of Weimar; and three grandchildren.

Weimar Mercury, August 29, 1947, page 1

Holloway, Richard E.

Weimar Local Matters

An unfortunate and terrible affair occurred in our usual quiet little city last Friday about 12 o’clock M. in which R. E. Holloway lost his life by the hands of C. T. Hancock. The parties were brothers-in-law. Both belong to two of our most honored and respectable families. We refrain from comments or particulars. Mr. Hancock had an examining trial and was admitte to bail in the sum of $7500, which he readily gave. [Interment in Weimar Masonic Cemetery]

Colorado Citizen, August 25, 1887

Holloway, Sallie Burford (Bock)


Funeral services were held at Hubbard Funeral Chapel here Friday afternoon, Dec. 8, for Mrs. Sallie Holloway, who died Dec. 6 in Sharpview Nursing Home at Houston.  She would have become 85 on Dec. 11.  She had become ill at her home here a few days earlier.  She had had a heart condition for several years. Mrs. Holloway, a native of Osage and lifelong residnet of this area, was a charter member of Weimar's Woman's Club and was one of only two women ever to serve on the Weimar Independent School district board of trustees.  Born December 11, 1887, she was the daughter of Harmon and Sallie Burford Bock. Her mother died when she was born and she was reared by the Bock and Hereford families at Oakland.  She attended Texas Christian University, which at that time was at Waco, and was married to Sam Holloway in 1909.  Mr. Holloway died in 1968.  They had two children.  The first, a son, died at the age of 3.  Their daughter, Mrs. Cynthia Ann Herder, died in 1970.  Mrs. Holloway is survived by two granddaughters, Mrs. Charles (Sallie Elizabeth) Kraft and Mrs. Tom (Pamela) Gould, both of Houston; two great-grandchildren, Kenneth Charles and Elizabeth Adele Kraft; and her son-in-law, George Herder III. [Interment in Weimar Masonic Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, December 21, 1972
Submitted by David Hahn

Holloway, Sam C.

Final Rites for Sam C. Holloway Held Thursday

Funeral services for Sam C. Holloway, 86, lifelong resident and former businessman of Weimar, were held Thursday afternoon, Oct. 10, at Hubbard Funeral Home, with Rev. Wm. Jackson officiating.  Burial was in Masonic Cemetery.  Mr. Holloway, who had been a salesman and merchant more than 50 years when illness forced his retirement about seven years ago, died early Wednesday morning, Oct. 9, at his home.  Born Jan. 31, 1882, at Weimar, he was a son of Robert E. and Ella Hancock Holloway.  He married Miss Sallie Burford Bock here in 1909 and they continued to make their home here since.  Mr. Holloway started his merchandising career as a clerk for W. S. Shaver's grocery store.  Later he was a salesman for Swift & Co. and for Gordon-Sewall,  wholesale grocery house.  He and his brother-in-law ran a store for awhile under the name of Holloway & Holt, and later he operated a grocery store alone, as Holloway's Food store.  In his later years he was a self-employed salesman of novelties.  He had been a member of the praetorians, Odd Fellows, and the Baptist Men's Bible Class.  Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Mrs. George Herder III of San Antonio; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild; a brother, Davis Holloway of Weimar; and three sisters, Mrs. W. E. (Lois) Buckley and Mrs. Ben B. (Aurelia) Holt of Weimar and Mrs. J. L. (Mariella) Jones of Houston.  He was preceded in death by a young son, Leonard, and two brothers, Oliver and Lyt Holloway.  Pallbearers were Henry Brasher, F. R. Carroll, Leslie Townsend, Walter Williams, Leroy Herder and John F. Heger.

Weimar Mercury, October 17, 1968
Submitted by David Hahn

Holloway, unnamed boy

The Mercury’s sincere and heartfelt sympathy is extended Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Holloway on the loss of the infant son, which occurred Monday night. The little babe was born last Saturday afternoon, and was apparently doing well. The little body was laid to rest Tuesday in the Masonic cemetery, a large number of friends being present to witness the last sad rites God comfort them in their loss!

Weimar Mercury, February 4, 1893

Holloway, Unnamed girl


The little baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Julian O. Holloway, only a few hours old, was claimed by death in a San Antonio hospital, where the mother lies seriously ill, at 6 o’clock last Friday evening. The little body was tenderly prepared for burial and brought here Saturday night, the funeral taking place from the residence of the little one’s grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Holloway, Sunday morning at 9 o’clock, with interment in the Masonic Cemetery, Rev. J. H. Hall, Baptist pastor, officiating in a touching burial service. A large crowd of sympathizing relatives and friends was present to witness the last sad rites. To the grief-stricken parents and others our sincere and heartfelt sympathy is extended.

Weimar Mercury, June 7, 1929, page 1
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