Harold Norman Holliday Sr.
Harold Norman Holliday Sr., age 77, died Feb. 11, 2011 at a Mobile hospital. Born Dec. 11, 1933 in Hinds County, Miss., Mr. Holliday moved to Clarke County at an early age and currently was a resident of Mobile.
A retired minister of the Mississippi Conference of the United Methodist Church, he served for 30 years, his last appointment placing him at Como United Methodist Church for 13 years. He was a graduate of Jackson High School, the University of Southern Mississippi, Mississippi College and received his ministerial training at Emory University. Mr. Holliday began his teaching career at Clarke County High School as a band director and worked as an administrator for 10 years prior to entering the ministry.
Past president of the Como and Macon, Miss., Rotary Clubs and a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International,
Mr. Holliday was also a Mason and a member of the West Point Masonic Lodge. He served a term as the state chaplain of the Mississippi Grand Lodge.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Joan Bradford Holliday of Mobile; sisters-in-law, Betty (Gerald) Franklin of Mobile and Mary (Ken) Lovell of Atlanta, Ga.; brother-in-law, Ralph D. (Elizabeth) Bradford of Saraland; and nieces and nephews.
His son, Harold Norman “Skipper” Holliday Jr., preceded him in death.
Graveside services were Feb. 15 at Antioch Baptist Cemetery in Grove Hill with Dr. Andy Brasher officiating and under the direction of Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church of choice or the Salvation Army. An online guestbook may be signed at www.lathanfuneralhomes.co m.