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Hiram Holland

Hiram L. Holland, 75, passed away peacefully at home in the presence of his family on Wednesday, October 14, 2009.

Hiram was born May 1, 1934 to Thomas and Viola Cupp Hollen, both of whom preceded him in death. He earned an Associate Degree from Sue Bennett College in London, Kentucky. He married the former Barbara M. Lear on November 27, 1954. They raised 4 children and shared 55 years together.

Hiram farmed most all of his life and formerly worked for International Harvester. He later worked for Wayne Works, where he retired as a member of the 25-year club. He was a founding member of the Wayne County Coon Hunters Association. He supported and assisted in activities of Fountain City Troop 103, Boy Scouts of America, during its early years of development. Hiram was an avid sports fan who loved to play and umpire sports.

Hiram will be missed by his wife, Barbara; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Jean and Steve Blue and Tricia and Kenny Shaffer, all of Fountain City; 2 sons, Delmer Holland, of Fountain City and Tommy Holland and his wife, Lee, of Huntsville, Texas; 5 sisters, Elsie (Cecil) Craft and Marlene (Coolidge) Sargent, all of Manchester, Kentucky; Geneva Breymaier, of Cambridge City; Barbara (Lee) Hayre and Willa (Otis) Philpot, all of London, Kentucky; 2 brothers, Herman (Donna) Hollen, of Belleville, Michigan and Marvin (Freda) Hollen, of Manchester, Kentucky; 12 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral ceremony will be conducted by Rev. Kenneth Jones at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 19, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.

Family and friends may gather for visitation from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, October 18, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Reid Hospital Foundation for Hospice Care, 1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond, IN 47374.

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Barb, Jean, Tricia and the rest of your family... Our prayers are with you all. Sonny loved sitting and listening to Hiram talk about the old times and tools. Hiram was a great person, whom we will miss very much. What an honor for him to be in the presence of the Lord. It will be hard for you, but I know that it is a comfort as well. God Bless all of you... Denise, Sonny & Brittney

Denise Klein Oct 19 2009 12:00 AM


You and the family have my Deepest Sympathy, I certainly know what you have been going through for sometine, nowbecause I just went through the same thing with my husband.

Will keep you and the family in my prayers.

Love Jean

Dorotha Jean Shoemaker Oct 17 2009 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to all of Hiram's family. I pray that you will find help in our only strength, the Lord Jesus Christ.

My love,


Laura Lear Oct 16 2009 12:00 AM

Barb and family.
It is with deep sorrow to hear of Hiram's passing. We will never forget what Hiram and you done for us right after our marriage in 1962 by renting your apt. on South 5th St. to 2 teenagers in love. Well, the love is still there and we send it to you and your family. May God's grace comfort you during this period and forever.
Bill & Pat Roberts
Soddy-Daisy, TN.

Bill & Pat Roberts Oct 16 2009 12:00 AM