Howard J. Hollier

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 15, 2008, at Saint Michael Catholic Church in Crowley for Howard Joseph Hollier, 82, who died at 6:34 a.m. Monday, October 13, 2008, in Crowley.

Father Gary Schex-nayder celebrated the Mass and committal service at Woodlawn Mausoleum.

Visitation was Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 8 a.m. until service time. The rosary was prayed at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday by Sister Justina Baker. The Agape’ Singers provided their worship in song.

Mr. Hollier was born September 16, 1926, in Duson, to the late Francis and Emily Guidry Hollier.

He served his country during World War II in the United States Navy. He retired from Phillips Petroleum in 1984 as a supervisor. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus 5499 and the Fourth Degree Msgr. George Mallo Assembly, a member of American Legion Post 15, the Veterans of Foreign War, Harold Bossley Post, and a member of the Woodmen of the World.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Jane Credeur Hollier; two daughters, Beverly Leblanc and her husband, Joseph of Crowley, Patricia Black and her husband, Ralf of New Orleans; three sons, Kenneth Lee Hollier and his wife, Judy of Lafayette, Patrick Wayne Hollier and his wife, Martha of Crowley and Gregory Allen Hollier and his wife, Annette of Crowley; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; two brothers, Francis Hollier, Jr. and Russell Hollier, both of Crowley; four sisters, Beatrice Bourque of Scott, Carita Veronie of Port Arthur, Texas, Ethel Menard of Crowley and Rose Thibodeaux of Mire.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Dennis Hollier and Leonard James Hollier.

Pallbearers were his three sons, Ken, Wayne and Greg; two brothers, Francis, Jr. and Russell; and brother-in-law, Raymond Menard.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home, Inc. of Crowley.

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