Carey Ferguson Hollingsworth, Jr.


Carey Ferguson Hollingsworth, Jr. of Birmingham, AL, passed away peacefully July 28, 2017. He is
survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Joan Wall Hollingsworth; sons Carey (Ginger) of
Mountain Brook, David (Deborah) of Madison, AL, and Jamey (Dany) of Mountain Brook; sister
Emma Mathis Hollingsworth Wood (Burlington, VT); grandchildren Will (Mountain Brook, AL)
and Lee (Atlanta, GA) Hollingsworth, Kendyl, Ethan, and Andrew Hollingsworth (Madison, AL),
Jacob Hollingsworth (McCalla, AL), and Halli and Heidi Hollingsworth (Mountain Brook, AL);
and dear cousin Marion Duncan Ruben (Chattanooga, TN). He was preceded in death by his
parents Elizabeth and Carey F. Hollingsworth, Sr., and son Jay Lipscomb Hollingsworth (McCalla,
AL). He is also survived by extended family that he loved dearly: sister-in-law Sally Challis Wall
and nieces and nephews Peter Wood (Carver, MA) and Tyler Wood (Burlington, VT), James
Thomas Wall, Jr. (Mountain Brook, AL), Challis Wall Gamble (Mountain Brook, AL), Phillip
Eiland (Longview, WA), Louise Eiland Straus (Mohnton, PA), and Mary Ann Eiland Arnold
(Boca Raton, FL). Carey was born in Bessemer, AL, and graduated from Bessemer High School in
1947. He received his B.S. from the University of Alabama in 1952, served in the Army (1952 – 1954
), and then graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1956. He had a long
career in the banking industry serving in the trust departments of City National Bank of
Tuscaloosa, Birmingham Trust National Bank, AmSouth Bank, and retired from Regions Bank.
Throughout his life he made positive contributions, both professionally and personally. He was
an Eagle Scout, president of his high school student body, member Phi Gamma Delta (twice
chapter president) and Omicron Delta Kappa, member of Independent Presbyterian Church
where he served as an Elder, Deacon and other leadership positions, and active member of the
Kiwanis Club of Birmingham (former Board of Directors) and Country Club of Birmingham. His
kindness and generosity were limitless and he left a positive, everlasting impact on those who had
the pleasure of his acquaintance. A memorial service will be held at the Independent Presbyterian
Church (3100 Highland Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35205) on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.,
with visitation to follow in the church parlor. In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to the
Independent Presbyterian Church General Fund, Boy Scouts of America, or the charity of your
choice .

Source: The Birmingham News
Date: July 30, 2017

(son of Carey F. of William W. of John of James of Henry of Cornelius of Jesse)

 

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