Hollie Thomas Hornsby, Sr


Hollie Thomas Hornsby Sr. was born June 1, 1911, Elgin, Kershaw, South Carolina to Willie Thomas Hornsby and Dora Vermel Jackson Hornsby,

1920 Census Information:

Hollie first appears in the 1920 census as a seven year old son, living on the rented farm of his father in household 95.  Also in the home are his mother, brother Wylie Tems Hornsby, and sisters Christine Hazel Hornsby and Vermelle H.

1930 Census Information:

In 1930, according to the census, Hollie is 19 years old, resides  in household 343, a rented farm with his father and mother, brothers, Wiley Tems, Ream C and Amos R and sisters Christine Hazel Hornsby, Mildred Vermelle, Ethel Faye and Gladys Mary. His occupation was listed as a laborer on a farm.


On May 14, 1932, Hollie married Janie Marie Heath Hornsby. View the announcement that was listed in the State newspaper here. 

1940 Census Information:

In 1940, Hollie Hornsby and Janie Marie Heath Hornsby resided with her brother, Ollie Heath who farm was valued at $500.00, in Wateree. Hollis worked for Works Progress Administration as a laborer on road construction.  Janie Marie Heath Hornsby kept house and raised children Luther E Hornsby, who attended school, while, Hollie Thomas Hornsby Jr stayed at home.


June 10, 1943, Holly T Hornsby was mentioned as a living son in the obituary of Mr Willie T Hornsby.


On June 18, 1954, H. T. Hornsby was mentioned as a living husband in the obituary of Jannie M. Hornsby.


H. T. Hornsby Sr.

ELGINHollie Thomas Hornsby, Sr., 55, died Saturday (November 7, 1964) at his home in Elgin. 

He was born in Blaney son of Will Hornsby and Dora Jackson Hornsby, and was with the State Commission of Forestry (Elgin Tower).

Surviving are two sons, Luther E Hornsby and Hollie Thomas Hornsby Jr. of Elgin; four brothers, Amos Hornsby of Lucknow, Reame Hornsby of Lynchburg and Wally Hornsby and William Hornsby of Columbia, and four sisters, Mrs. Fay and Mrs. Gladys Oney of West Columbia, Mrs. Vermille Black of Chester and Mrs. Christine Rose of Elgin. 

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home.

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November 8, 1964
State (published as The State THE COLUMBIA RECORD)
Columbia, South Carolina
Page 32

H. T. Hornsby Sr.

ELGIN – Funeral service for Holly Thomas Hornsby, Sr., will be held Monday at 4 p.m. from the Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church. Interment will follow in the churchyard.

The body will remain at the Kornegay Funeral Home until one hour prior to services.

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November 9, 1964
State (published as The State)
Columbia, South Carolina
Page 20

Certificate of Death

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Tombstone of Hollie E Hornsby 

Located in Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery,
Elgin, Kershaw County, South Carolina


On August 23, 2005, Holley Thomas Hornsby, Sr. was mentioned as a deceased father in the obituary of Luther Eugene Hornsby.


On November 1, 2013 Holley Thomas Hornsby was mentioned as a deceased father in the obituary of Hollie Thomas Hornsby.

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