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Thad Hollifield, age 69, of the Pensacola Community, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 4th, 2018 at his home. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Jack and Magnolia Hollifield. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Doris Hollifield; grandson, Cory Jake Hollifield and siblings: Lawrence Hollifield, Frank Hollifield, Elna Rathburn and Marie H. Elkins. Thad was member of Pensacola Freewill Baptist Church. He worked at Glen Raven Mills for almost 30 years and loved fishing and coon hunting. He was a loving husband, father and papaw.
Left to cherish his memories is his daughter, Darlene Hollifield; son, Keith Hollifield and wife, Barbara, all of Pensacola; grandson, Cody Hollifield and wife, Emily, of Newdale and one great-grandson, Kaden Hollifield. Several nieces, nephews , extended family members and numerous friends also survive.
The family will receive friends from 1 until 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 7th in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services. Funeral will follow at 3 p.m. with Rev. Keith Miller and Daryl Silver will officiate. Burial will follow in the Eddie McMahan Cemetery.
The family would to like to say a special thank you to Hospice of Yancey County for the wonderful care given to Thad. Memorial donations may be made to the Eddie McMahan Cemetery Fund at c/o Shirley Anders at 9449 St. Hwy 197 South, Burnsville, NC 28714.