Mr. James Lewis Hollis
(April 10, 1932 - September 22, 2009)

James Lewis Hollis, age 77, of Sulligent, AL, husband of Sue Hall Hollis, passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at his residence.

Visitation, 6:00 until 9:00 p.m., Wednesday evening at the Otts Funeral Home. Funeral service, 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 24, 2009 from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in the Furnace Hill Cemetery. Mr. Sonny McLellan and Mr. Travis Brown officiating.

Active pallbearers, Don Crowley, Rudy Moore, Randy Reeves, Larry Northam, Joe Woodham, Fred Thomas, James Morton and Ricky McGee. Honorary pallbearers, Bobby Berry, Dale Hollis, Carl Estes, Ernest Price, Members of Mt. Olive Church of Christ, Jerry Lowery, Northwest Alabama Hunting Club, Randy Hankins, Harold Prothro, Danny Ross Johnson, Dr. W.C. Box, Dr. Kimberly Balasky, Dupree Pennington, Jimmy McDaniel, James Allen, James Turner, Lamar County Sheriff Department, Molloy Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, John D. Allen, Randy and Nancy Reeves, Joe and Nellie Woodham, Frank Steward, Betty Harrison, Jimmy Edwards, Peggy Stanford, Marsha Hildreth, Rob Robertson, James and Becky Morton, Spencer Robertson and Shane Robertson.

Mr. Hollis was born on April 10, 1932 in Lamar County, AL to the late Forney Lewis and Annie Grace Graham Hollis. He was a member of the Mt. Olive Church of Christ. Mr. Hollis was married for 55 years to Sue Hall Hollis. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Germany and France during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Hollis had previously worked for Magnolia Tree Service, Weyerhaeuser and GenCorp. He was a member of the Northwest Alabama Hunting Club and enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.

He is survived by his wife, Sue Hollis, Sulligent, AL.; 1 daughter, Ann Hollis, Hamilton, AL.; 1 brother, John Paul (Stella) Hollis, Columbus, MS.; 4 sisters, Doris Ann (Teague) Taylor, Sulligent, AL., Mary Virginia Bennett, Sulligent, AL., Lou Ella Knight, Vernon, AL., and Clara (Walter) Piel, Odessa, TX.; and 1 aunt: Vera Jewel, Sulligent, AL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Forney Lewis and Annie Grace Graham Hollis.

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL directing.

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