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Frances Blake Hollingsworth

May 29, 1932 October 28, 2018
Frances Blake  Hollingsworth
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After a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s Disease, Frances Blake Hollingsworth, age 86, passed away on Sunday, October 28, in hospice care in Pearland, TX, a Houston suburb. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 2, 2018, at the Indian Springs Baptist Church, 185 Walter Myers Road, Petal, MS, followed by burial in the church’s cemetery.
Mrs. Hollingsworth grew up in the Indian Springs community and attended school in Sunrise and Petal. While attending high school, Frances met Milford P. “Holly” Hollingsworth, at which time they became lifelong sweethearts. Immediately after their graduation, Mr. Hollingsworth enlisted in the Navy during the Korean War Era, and shortly thereafter they became engaged, marrying in 1953. After Mr. Hollingsworth’s discharge they were reunited in Mississippi and made their home in the Indian Springs community for 48 years. Mrs. Hollingsworth worked at the Hattiesburg City Hall in the water department for several decades as a radio dispatcher until her retirement in 1994, where she made many lifelong friends. Additionally, Frances and Holly were lifelong members of the Indian Springs Baptist Church, were she taught Sunday School for many years and sang in the church’s choir. They also had many friends and family members in the church. In 2007 they moved to Pearland to be closer to their daughter.
Frances was preceded in death by her husband M.P. Hollingsworth and her parents, L.C. and Elva Blake, two brothers Joseph and James Blake, one and sister Joyce Avera.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Rennie and Dennis Bartlett of Pearland, TX; son, Kevin Hollingsworth and longtime companion Dale Hensley of Dallas, TX; three brothers, Charles Blake and wife Joan of Houma, LA, Rex Blake and wife Terry, Houston of TX, and Jerry Blake and wife Claire of Roanoke, VA; two grandsons, Charlie Bartlett and fiancée Erica Garcia, and Tim Bartlett and wife Stephanie; seven great-grandchildren, all of Pearland, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 5:30 P.M. until 8 P.M. at Moore Funeral Home in Petal, and Friday, November 2, 2018 from 9 A.M. until service at Indian Springs Baptist Church.


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5:30 PM 11/1/2018 5:30:00 PM - 8:00 PM 11/1/2018 8:00:00 PM
Moore Funeral Service - Petal

789 East Central Ave.
Petal, MS 39465

Moore Funeral Service - Petal
789 East Central Ave. Petal 39465 MS
United States
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