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James O Hollingshead

February 12, 1950 — September 3, 2018

James O. “Jim” Hollingshead, 68, of Veedersburg passed away 12:04PM Monday September 3, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his family and loved ones. . Jim was born February 12, 1950 in Heber Springs, Arkansas the son of Cecil and Vaydean (Smith) Hollingshead; they have both preceded him in death. He married his wife of 50 years Nelda N. Byers May 12, 1968 in Veedersburg, Indiana. Surviving family include his wife, Nelda N. Hollingshead, Veedersburg; three daughters, Elizabeth V. (James) Baker, Adeana (Scott) Dale, and Jamie Kenworthy, all of Veedersburg; three grandchildren, Kirsten (Brian) Sutherlin, Stefaney Kenworthy, Cameron James Dale; nine siblings, Doyle Lee (Leslie) Green, Dalton (Joan) Green, Angelique Bowdoin, Max (Margie) Hollingshead, Bobby Joe (Mary) Hollingshead, David Hollingshead, Jerry (Terri) Hollingshead, Peggy Sue Gossage, and many nieces and nephews. Jim was a member of the Attica High School class of 1968, in 1967 he joined the United States Marine Corps and in June 1968 he arrived in Vietnam where he would spend the next 13 months. While in the Marines he obtained his GED. After serving his country four years in the Marine Corps he was employed by the VA Medical Center in Danville IL; he was employed at this location for 24 years prior to his retirement in 1996, many of these years he helped maintain the national cemetery on site. Jim was a member of the Church of God’s Love at Osborn Prairie and a past member of the Veedersburg American Legion Post #288. He loved being outdoors and enjoyed both hunting and fishing; he returned to Heber Springs for many hunting trips and went on several fishing trips to Canada through the years. More than anything Jim enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Visitation is 4:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday September 6, 2018 at Dickerson Funeral Home in Veedersburg. Funeral is 11:00 AM Friday September 7, 2018 at the funeral home with  Pastor’s Chester Goins and Gary Johnson officiating. Casual attire is welcomed.  Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Attica with military honors provided by American Legion Post #288. Memorial Contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society or the Church of God’s Love. Online condolences at
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Thursday, September 6, 2018

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Friday, September 7, 2018

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