Sixty balloons were released into the air in front of the Pike County courthouse Wednesday, Jan. 21 to mark the 60th birthday of the late John W. Hollis, chair of the development authority and founding member of the United Men of Pike for Progress.
Remembering the late, John Hollis:
My thoughts and Prays will always be with this family. I was not aware of this celebration and would have loved the opportunity to particate. What a warm and thoughtful way to honor such a loved and respected person's Birthday.
John Hollis has been a friend of my family and me for many years. He came by to visit my Mother frequently. He always knew she would make him eat. He loved her home-made vegetable soup. John's niece, Emily, was my previous boss at Caterpillar in Griffin. My condolences to you Emily.
I met John in 1975 and we became friends standing on the side of hwy 19 looking for a missing person . we've been buds to this day . I was offered his job after he passed away and even got his office.. I thank of him everyday I work and everyday I cook on my grill.Being with his family & friends [bob c.] on his birthday was an enjoyment. As johnnie caldwell said ... i love you man .... dewey yarbrough
Mr john was a great man to all. and he did what he had to do for his family. I wish you rest in peace mr john W hollis. Even if he is dead and gone he will be the leader we all look up to. Love jasmine jas bootsy
I really miss my uncle. he was my idol. John hollis was my hero. when he died it felt like the world just stopped. I know that he is in a better place now. I think about him everyday. It feels so weird that he is gone. I LOVE JOHN W. HOLLIS ALOT. He was a loving person. He used to always make me laugh when i saw him.
My uncle was a huge idol in my life. i really do miss him alot. but, i know that he is in a better place now. My uncle always told me that i could be the best lawyer in the world if i only believed that. he was a inspiration in my life. He did play a important role in my life.