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Julia Ree Holloway

Funeral services were held February 27, 2015, at Sweetwater CME Church for Mrs. Julia Ree Holloway, 81, who died February 20 at Forrest General Hospital, Hattiesburg. Rev. Maxine Price officiated with interment following in the Holloway Cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Julia Ree Holloway was born to the late Beulah Funchess and John Oatis in Jefferson Davis County. She was married to the late Paul R. Holloway and to this union, eight children were born.

She was preceded in death by three children, Paul Holloway, Beulah Holloway and Judy Bryant.

She was a member of Sweetwater CME Church and later joined Blackmon Temple CME Church where she remained a member until her death. She was an active member of the Missionary Society, adult choir for many years and later joined The Whitesand Jubiliees where she was a member for more than 20 years. She was also a member of Heroines of Jericho, Mt. Zion Court #186 for 25 years.

Mrs. Holloway worked with Jeff Davis Extended Care Facility for over 23 years as a CNA.

She is survived by children, Paul, Fredrick and Joyce Holloway and Herdie Booth all of Prentiss; Tammy Clausell of Ocean Springs; two sisters, Lynette Leonard, Luella Gaddis all of Hattiesburg; five sisters-in-law, Noema Funchess, Nancy Funchess, Georgia Polk all of Carson, Josephine Bass of Collins, Joyce Funchess of Chicago, IL; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren.