Rev. Thomas Hollowell


Rev. Thomas L. Hollowell


CALEDONIA — The Rev. Thomas Linder Hollowell, 63, died May 5, 2006, at his home. Services were held May 8 at Wesley United Methodist Church with burial at in Yellowleaf Cemetery in Oxford. Bishop Clay Lee and the Rev. Chris Young officiated.

Pallbearers were Bobby Steele, David Knight, David Stotts, Keith Kavitz, Ed Kissinger, Bobby Baird, Phillip Heidelberg and Lavelle Sullivan. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Jim Barnett, Dr. Pat Scanlon, Dr. David Strong and Dr. Bobby Graham.

Rev. Hollowell was born August 29, 1942, in Lafayette County to the late John Renard and Emma Lee Parker Hollowell. He was a graduate of University High School in Oxford, Mississippi State University and New Orleans Seminary. Rev. Hollowell was a United Methodist pastor in United Methodist churches in Mississippi. These locations included associate pastor of First United Methodist Church of Picayune, Franklin UMC in Laurel, First UMC of Lexington, Lewis Memorial UMC of Calhoun City, First UMC of Greenville and First UMC of Brookhaven. In August 2004, Rev. Hollowell was selected with a group of 40 other ministers to attend a seminar at Oxford University, England, for education and religion. Rev. Hollowell was also past president of the Greenville and Brookhaven Ministerial associations. He was also past president of the Brookhaven District Board of Ministry and a past member of the Mississippi Conference Board of Ministry.

He was preceded in death by a brother, James Howard Howell.

Survivors include: wife, Linda B. Hollowell of Caledonia; sons, Douglas Alan Hollowell of Little Elm, Texas, and Mark Richard Freeman of Dallas; daughters, Dawn Allison Thomas of West Point and Lynn Allison Youngblood of Caledonia; sister, Shirley Hollowell Holmes of Oxford; and seven grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1380 Livingston Lane, Jackson, MS 39213 or Wesley United Methodist Church, 511 Airline Rd., Columbus, MS 39702 or to the donor's favorite charity.