Frank Preston Hollifield

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Frank P. Hollifield, 82, of 32 Old Sardis Road Circle, Asheville, died Sunday, November 5, 2006, at the Hospice Solace Center. Mr. Hollifield was born in York, SC, and was a son of the late T.J. Hollifield, Sr., and Harriett Cannon Hollifield. He was also preceded in death by sisters, Plonie Meadows, Ella Queen, Palestine Hollifield, Leo Grantham, Pauline Ramey and Grace Irene Hollifield, and by brothers Hubert, Lamar and T.J. Hollifield, Jr. He was retired from ABF Trucking Company and was a member of Starnes Cove Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Cinderella Allen Hollifield; one daughter, Linda H. Smith and her husband, Steve, of Asheville; one son, Russell Hollifield and his wife, Rena, of Asheville; granddaughters Renee Burwell and her husband, Barry, of Asheville and Lisa Kirbo and her husband, Randy, of Arden; one grandson, Bryan Smith and his wife, Jo-Ann, of Candler; great-grandson, Patrick Burwell; great-granddaughters, Jamie Burwell and Gracie Smith; granddaughter Meghann Rice; one brother Horace Hollifield and his wife, Lucille, of Beltsville, MD, and many special nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Charlie Sams officiating. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. His family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Carepartners Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813, or to Starnes Cove Baptist Church Building Fund, 149 Starnes Cove Road, Asheville, NC 28806.

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  1. I have some good memories of my great-uncle Frank. When I was a teenager I went camping with my grandparents in NC. My grandpa (Lamar Hollified) was Uncle Frank’s brother. He was telling us that he had put on a little weight and he had himself a table-belly. From that time I referred to him as Uncle Table-belly. He was a great man. He loved to laugh and would always make me smile. I always loved to hear his stories about his truck driving days. He will be greatly missed. My condolences to Aunt Cindy, Linda and Russell and all of the family.

  2. I have many happy memories from my childhood of days spent at Uncle Frank and Aunt Cindy’s home.

  3. May God bless you in your time of loss. Pleae call on us if you need anything.

    With Love,
    Yvonne & Bill Benson

  4. Our friend has left us for a better place, and he will shurly be missed. We all grieve his loss, but we know he’s up there now telling a big tale to someone. Also, there will be a space in that pew at Starnes Cove Church that will have a empty place in it for a long time. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  5. Frank was such a good man. He will be missed, but he is in a good place. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you and your family.

  6. Wishing you and your family strength and peace and may happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time.

  7. Dear Linda and Family:
    Sorry to learn of your daddy’s death. My how the years have flown since I live just above you in that little green house. I still picture your dad as a young man. I know you will miss him greatly. Just remember, I will be thinking of you and your family. Give my regards to your mother – you and I have spent many days playing together and riding bikes on Old Sardis Road. So many memories to be thankful for.
    Love and Prayers, Phyllis

  8. hollifield family. our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. may God comfort you and hold you close in the days ahead, what a wonderful person frank was.may you find comfort in many happy memeories. with deepest sympathy: lynn farmer and family

  9. Linda & Family
    Just to let you know that we are thinking about you.Your dad was such a wonderful man and he will be greatly missed. Take care and we love ya!
    The Pressley’s

  10. I have got to know many fine folks over the years at Ingles and Frank was one of the finest.Always with a smile and a laugh,he will surely be missed by all who knew him.

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