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Eljay Hollifield

February 22, 2019

Eljay Hollifield, age 56, of Pensacola, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, February 22nd, 2019 at Mission Hospital.  A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Lawrence Hollifield and Ethel McPeters Hollifield Robinson.  Eljay had a passion for hunting ginseng and loved being outdoors.   His heart belonged to his wife, Julie.

            Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 10 years, Julie Huskins Hollifield; daughter, Megan Gouge and husband, Rex Allen Gouge, Jr. of Hickory; son, Adam Bodford of Burnsville; step-daughter, Brooke Cooper and husband, Jordan, of Burnsville; step-son, Mason Peterson of Waterville, Maine; sister, Linda Autrey and husband, Coy, of Pensacola; brother, Ben Hollifield; and special nephew, Johnny Lee Autrey of Pensacola.  Several grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other extended family also survive.

            A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 28th in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services.  Reverend Charles "Chuck" Randolph will officiate.  The family will receive friends following the services. 

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