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Elbert Holland, Jr.

Elbert  Holland, Jr.

Elbert Holland, Jr.

Mr. Elbert J. "E. J." Holland Jr., age 93, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-seven years, Grace Reed Holland; parents, Elbert J. Holland Sr. and Ada Holland, brothers and sisters-in-law, Emerson and Dean Holland and Boyce and Ruby Holland; sisters, Sybil Silvers, Gladys Lofty, Lois Irvin and Nell Holland; and sister-in-law, Sallie Grace Pass Holland. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Sonya and William Clay "Bo" Cropper, Buford, GA; sons and daughters-in-law, Rev. Tim and Alice Corn Holland, Cumming, GA and Larry R. and Mina Holland, Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren, Chris and Kim Holland, Bo Reed Holland and Julie Holland, Clay Cropper, Jr. and Lauren Cropper, Seth Cropper, John Holland Cropper, Caleb and Kimberly Holland and Joshua Holland; five great grandchildren; brother, Quinton Holland, Buford, GA; sister-in-law, Era Mae Shoemake Reed, Buford, GA and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Holland was born April 15, 1917 in Barrow County, GA. He was owner of Holland Sausage Company in Buford, GA for many years. He was a member of Buford Masonic Lodge #292 F. & A.M. and also a Shriner and member of the Yaarab Shrine Temple in Atlanta, GA. He was a member of Sherwood's Coffee Club. He was a resident of Brookside Assisted Living in Buford, GA. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Buford and the Adult Men's Sunday School Class. He enjoyed playing the lead guitar in the E. J. Holland Band. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Farrell Presley officiating. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church, 3775 Spot Road, Cumming, GA 30040 or to Odyssey Hospice, 1100 Sherwood Park Drive, Gainesville, GA 30501 in memory of E. J. Holland. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com .