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OBITUARY: The Pulaski Citizen, Jan 4, 1939
J. W. Holley, familiarly known by his friends, as "Bill" died at his home in Diana, Saturday afternoon, following a painful illness of several months duration.
Funeral services were Sunday afternoon at the Methodist Church, Rev. Vance Park, officiating. Burial was in the Diana Cemetery.
Mr. Holley, in the prime of life was a prosperous farmer, owning at one time some 1500 acres of good farming and pasture land.
Survivors are his wife; three sons, Sam Holley of Cornersville; Ernie Holley of Diana; and Will Holley of Red Oak; three daughters, Mrs. Lola Duckworth of Cornersville; Mrs. Mabel Rudd of Diana and Mrs. Myrtle Eubanks of Elkton; three brothers, Jim Holley of Lynnville; Henry Holley of Prospect and Joe Holley of Frankewing, and three sisters, Mrs. Levi Reed of Pulaski, Mrs. Mollie Mitchell of Petersburg and Mrs. Ida Pigg of Lynnville.

Name: John William Holley Gender: Male Burial Date: 01 Jan 1939 Burial Place: Diana, Tenn. Death Date: 31 Dec 1938 Death Place: Diana, Giles, Tennessee Age: 73 Birth Date: 13 Jun 1865 Birthplace: Giles Co., Tenn. Occupation: Farmer Race: White Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Mrs. J. W. Holley Father's Name: Abe Holley Father's Birthplace: Tennessee Mother's Name: Pheby Collins Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B06454-4 System Origin: Tennessee-Easy Source Film Number: 1876870 Reference Number: cn 28702 Collection: Tennessee Deaths and Burials, 1874-1955