Thomas Barker Hollingsworth


Mr. Thomas Barker Hollingsworth, 73, of Greenwood, S.C., passed away, Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Hospice House of the Piedmont.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2012, at Laurelwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Dr. Jim Simpson officiating. Visitation will follow at Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church in the fellowship hall.
Mr. Hollingsworth, a native of Atlanta, Ga., was the son of the late Thomas Luther and Gwendolyn Barker Hollingsworth. He was a 1956 graduate of Winthrop Training School, attended Davidson College and graduated from Newberry College. Mr. Hollingsworth began his lifelong career in the textile industry in 1960 as a trainee with Springs Mills' Grace Bleachery. He became Vice President of Finishing there. He was later Vice President of Finishing at Mount Hope Finishing in Butner, N.C. He retired in 2009 as President of the Bamberg Division-Rockland Industries. He was a deacon in the Presbyterian church.
Mr. Hollingsworth is survived by his wife of 53 years, Douglas Abernethy Hollingsworth of the home; his sons, Thomas Barker Hollingsworth Jr. and his wife, Susan, of Spartanburg, S.C., and Jonathan Croft Hollingsworth and his wife, Melissa, of Greenwood, S.C.; his daughters, Martha Hollingsworth Thompson and her husband, James, of Greensboro, N.C., and Ruth Abernethy Hollingsworth and her partner, Dell Pearce, of Atlanta, Ga.; his sister, Marian Hollingsworth Phifer and her husband, James, of Knoxville, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Ruth Abernethy Thompson, Jon Croft Hollingsworth Jr., James Patrick Thompson, Evans Kathleen Hollingsworth, Elizabeth Grace Hollingsworth, Thomas Barker Hollingsworth III and Drayson Youngblood; and many cherished nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Ave., Greenwood, SC 29646 or Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, 421 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29732.
Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel, 2133 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill, S.C., is in charge of arrangements.


Source:Herald, The (Rock Hill, SC)
Date: May 3, 2012

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