MARY CHRISTENE HOWELL HOLLINGSWORTH
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Christene Howell Hollingsworth, better known as Christene, age 94, of the Hubbertville community, were held Sunday, June 28, 2020, at 2 p.m., from the White’s Chapel Church of Christ. Larry Alexander and James Wyers officiated. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Mrs. Hollingsworth passed away Thursday, June 25 at her residence.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Lee Hollingsworth; parents, Charles White Howell, Sr., and Exie Catherine Hollingsworth Howell; a sister, Grace Howell Lawrence; brothers, James Willie Howell, Charles White Howell, Jr., and Harold Ray Howell.
Christene was born on May 28, 1926 in the Bazemore community to White and Exie Howell where she was raised and grew up. Mrs. Hollingsworth was a member of the White’s Chapel Church of Christ. She was a graduate and Valedictorian of Winfield High School Class of 1944, and a team member of the WCHS girls’ basketball team.
Mrs. Hollingsworth was well known throughout the area as a Home Interior Displayer and made many friends and acquaintances in her career. Christene served the Fayette County School system as a bus driver for 32 years. She was actively involved in her children’s education at Hubbertville Schools, and served in various offices for the school and many community organizations. Mrs. Hollingsworth enjoyed traveling, spending time with her family, and always looked forward to cooking for family gatherings.
Christene is survived by her children, Brenda Hollingsworth Tucker (Roger), Ricky Hollingsworth (Ramona), Rhetta Hollingsworth Tucker (Marrill); grandchildren, Bradley Tucker (Jamie), Whitney Tucker, Chasidy Tucker Walker (Timothy); siblings, Betty Howell Tucker, Nelda Howell Walters, Roy Howell and Ronald Howell; a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews; other family and friends, and a special friend and caregiver, Shirley McCollum.
Active pallbearers were Bradley Tucker, Whitney Tucker, Timothy Walker, Jacky Haley, Michael Haley, Tim Tucker, Randy Tucker and Greg O’Mary.
Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield directed.
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