|Birth: ||Sep. 29, 1913|
|Death: ||Feb. 20, 2006|
Ila Pearl Williams Holloway was born in rural East Texas on September 29, 1913 to Arter Preston Williams and Jenny Frank Pierce Williams. She was the eighth of thirteen children. When Ila was five years old, her father moved their entire family from Lee County to Matagorda County by train. Three generations and all the families' possessions and livestock made the journey. Ila spent her most of her life in and near Bay City.
The Williams family operated a farm near Bay City. An adjacent farm was operated by the Holloway family. Four marriages resulted between these neighbors; three Holloway brothers and a sister married two Williams sisters, a brother and a cousin.
Ila married John Henry Holloway on October 27, 1934 in Bay City, Texas with her sister, Edna, attending. Four children, ten grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren resulted from this union. John passed away on May 9, 1973.
Ila is survived by her daughter, JoAnn Holloway Highfield of Kerrville. Her granddaughter, Jennifer Highfield, husband Jimmy Furr and great grandson, J. W. of Ingram; grandson, Travis Highfield and wife Debbie of Houston and great grandchildren, Hannah and Daniel of Minnesota. Daughter, Jean Holloway Witt and husband Gerald of Camp Verde, Texas. Her grandson, David Witt, wife Jeanna and great grandsons, Jake and Josh of Denton, Texas; granddaughter, Marla Witt McCarty, husband Brian and great grandchildren Kyle, Katie and Claire of Kerrville. Daughter, Sue Holloway of Center Point, Texas. Her granddaughter, Melissa Fisbeck Pearson, husband Tony and great granddaughters, Emily and Savannah of San Antonio; grandson, John Mitchell Fisbeck, wife Becky and great grandchildren Nate and Shelby of The Woodlands, Texas. Son, John Henry Holloway, Jr. and wife Billie of Spring Branch, Texas. Grandsons, Michael Holloway; Kenneth Holloway of Houston; Dusty Brimberry of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Jason Brimberry and wife Courtney and great granddaughters Zoe and Mia of Grand Prairie, Texas. Ila moved to Kerrville, Texas to be near her daughters. She was a proud member of the Center Point United Methodist Church. Her favorite pastimes included handwork like quilting and embroidery. She lived independently until the age of 92. Ila Holloway passed away peacefully on February 20, 2006 in Kerrville, Texas surrounded by her family. Her wisdom and sense of humor will be greatly missed.
Ila is survived by one brother F. J. Williams and wife LaVerne of Bay City. She is proceeded in death by her husband, six sisters and five brothers.
Her funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2006 at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home in Bay City, Texas at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Mack McKinney officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck, Texas. Honorary pallbearers will be her nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will include Ila's great nieces and nephews. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.taylorbros.net.
Arter Preston Williams (1878 - 1966)
Jennie Frank Pierce Williams (1882 - 1961)
John Henry Holloway (1908 - 1973)*
Roselawn Memorial Park
Maintained by: Gerald Witt
Originally Created by: Jerry Reeves
Record added: Apr 17, 2011
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