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Hollis Franklin Blackshear
Young-Levett Funeral Home
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Honoring the aging warriors of WWII

By: Darrell Everidge

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On August 21, 1934 the late Mr. & Mrs. Johnnie (Luvenia) Blackshear, Sr. were blessed with the birth of a handsome son whom they named Hollis Franklin Blackshear. Born in

Newton County, Georgia, he was one of their five children; one sister, Betty Jean Blackshear, preceded him in death.
Hollis received his early education at Livingston Chapel; he later transferred to Washington Street School.

Hollis was a lifetime member of Richards Chapel United Methodist Church. He was a dedicated Member of Mansfield Lodge No. 295.

Hollis was married to Mary Harvey Blackshear who preceded him in death. This union was blessed with a daughter, Theresa. Years later, he married Dorothy McKnight Blackshear and this union was blessed with three daughters, Jacqueline, Phyllis and Cynthia. In recent years, he married Maggie Smith Blackshear.

A very hard worker, Hollis was employed at Georgia Highway Express (which later became Transus) for over 35 years, until his retirement. During his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and watching the Atlanta Braves.

Hollis was considered to be an obedient soul. He had an outgoing personality with an infectious smile. He was always a very loving person who will be greatly missed.

Our beloved Hollis departed this earthly life on December 10, 2014, leaving a legacy of love to his wife: Maggie Blackshear; his four daughters: Theresa Blackshear, Jacqueline Mattison (Larry), Phyllis Webb and Cynthia Blackshear-Warren (Reginald); three step-daughters: Mary Norman, Lurene Carr (Larry) and Venita Johnston (Jessie); six grandchildren: Landy and Ryan Mattison, John F. and Damon Webb, Chris and Chaz Woods; four great-grandchildren: Lauren Webb, Sean Mattison, Trace Woods and Nevarh Webb; two sisters: Macy Hopson and Eunice Babb; a brother: Johnnie Blackshear, Jr. (Christine); and a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and special friends.