Funeral Services for Mr. J.W. Holifield, age 75 of Cuba, will be held on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 11 A.M. from the Cuba Baptist Church with Rev. Hal Hatten officiating. Burial will follow in the Heighburger Cemetery in Marion, Alabama. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 11th from 6 to 8 P.M. at Bumpers Funeral Home.
Mr. Holifield passed away Saturday, January 8, 2011 at the Fisher House in Meridian, Mississippi. He was a retired Engineer Consultant.
He is survived by his wife Frances Holifield of Cuba; daughters Rita Malone (David) of Livingston; Cathy McElroy (Danny) of Cuba; step sons Scotty Gilliland (Teri) of Tuscaloosa; Chuck Gilliland of Butler; sister Ann Hall (Ross) of Madison, MS; grandchildren Kim Foster (Jay) of Pelham, AL; Jerry McHan (Lindsey) of Ridgeland, MS; Wayne Malone of Livingston, AL; Amy McHan of Cuba, AL; Josh Gilliland of Birmingham; Krista Rose Gilliland of Tuscaloosa; great grandchildren Evan Foster, Collin Foster, Jude McHan, Finn McHan, Lolo Gilliland.
Mr. Holifield was preceded in death by his parents Bill and Nannie Leona Hill Holifield; wife Catherine Holifield; brothers Harvey and Bill Lee Holifield.
Bumpers Funeral Home of York will be in charge of arrangements.