July 7, 2014

Henry W. Holley Jr.

On Monday, July 7, 2014, Henry W. “Bill” Holley Jr., 77, of Dalton, passed away surrounded by his loving family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bertha and Henry Holley Sr., and sister, Louise Martin McAfee.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Jeannette (Farrell) Holley; daughter, Renee Holley Crawford of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; adopted daughter, Myrinda Blalock of Dalton; daughter and son-in-law, Jina Campbell and Greg Campbell of Dalton; grandchildren, Alexis Holley Crawford of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Lauren and Tiffany Campbell; mother-in-law, Esther Farrell of Lexington, S.C.; sister and brother-in-law, Sheila (Farrell) Werner and Walt Werner; several nieces and nephews, including Cherie C. Martin of Blairsville and Holley Miles of Hilton Head, S.C.; along with many great- and great-great-nephews and -nieces.

Born in Aiken, S.C., Bill joined the Navy after graduating from Aiken High School in 1954, serving during the Korean War. After his duty was completed, he attended Augusta College and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1963. While attending UGA, he was a member of Delta Sigma Pi fraternity. After graduation, he moved his family to Dalton where he began his career with Georgia Power Co. until his retirement in 1992. Upon retirement, Bill continued to serve on the board of directors for Georgia Federal Credit Union in Rome, where he served for more than 35 years.

Bill was a member of Dalton First Baptist Church, the Civitan and Lions clubs, American Legion and the Chamber of Commerce. He enjoyed fishing, playing tennis and especially golf. Bill was a member of the Dalton Golf and Country Club.

The family would like to thank all the guys at Town Square Restaurant that brightened his day each morning and ask that they honor him by serving as pallbearers.

Services will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the chapel of First Baptist Church in Dalton with the Rev. Larry Flanagan officiating.

The family will receive friends in the atrium of the church on Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m.

Burial will be at Bethany Cemetery in Aiken, S.C.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the GreenHouse, P.O. Box 983, Dalton, GA 30722.

Words of comfort may be sent to the family at

Love Funeral Home., 1402 N. Thornton Ave., Dalton (across from Hamilton Medical Center), is in charge of arrangements.

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