February 7, 1936 ~ July 25, 2003
Born in: Buncombe County, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC
James Hobert “Jim” Hollifield, 67, of 133 Dillingham Circle, Asheville, died Friday, July 25, 2003, at Hospice Solace Center. A native of Buncombe County, he was a son of the late Hubert and Ruth Queen Hollifield, Sr. He was a retired welder from Fishburne International, a member of the Elk's Lodge #608 and enjoyed fishing. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Hollifield is survived by his wife of 21 years, Sue “Lib” Shope Hollifield; a daughter, Deanna Sue Shelton of Candler; a son, Charles B. Hollifield and his wife CJ of Leicester; two step-sons, Lee Wolfe and his wife Patricia of Asheville and Mike Wolfe and his wife Diana of Weaverville; four sisters, Dorothy Watts and Hazel Hollifield of Candler, Mary Helen Roberts of Asheville and Catherine Enriquez of Miami Lakes, FL; nine grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and his Yorkshires Tyler and Millie. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Monday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Reverend James Lamb and speaker Larry Wolfe, Exotic Ruler of the Elks, officiating. Burial will follow at Skyview Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Val Kremer, Joe Whitaker, Gene Shipley, Hubert Wolfe, Fred Smathers and Dwayne O'Conner. His family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 pm Sunday at the funeral home and request that memorials be made to Mountain Area Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813 or BPOE Elks, Asheville Lodge #608, Children at Christmas, PO Box 1740, Asheville, NC 28802.