“Corky” Gwin Elmo Hollingshead July 20, 1930 ~January 9, 2014

Untitled-1“Corky” Gwin Elmo Hollingshead 83, of Fayetteville passed away Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Washington Regional Medical Center. He was born July 20, 1930 in Kilgore, Texas to Harlow W. Hollingshead and Loraine Gillcoatt. He served his country in United States Air Force. He was a devoted Razorback fan, charter member of the Fayetteville Elder Club and active member of the Arkansas Pioneer’s.  He was retired from AT&T. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Bill Hollingshead and sister in law, Carolyn Hollingshead. Survivors include his brother, Ron Hollingshead of Fayetteville; guardians, John and Carol Baltz of Fayetteville; half-sister, Barbara of Conway and nieces and nephews, Ron, Keith, Hilary, Jill and Barry. A celebration of his life will be held 10:00 AM, Saturday February 1, 2014 at the Fayetteville Veterans Home, 1179 N. College Ave, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72703. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Beard’s Funeral Chapel. Interments will be held at Roselawn Memorial Park in Little Rock. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.beardsfuneralchapel.com.

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    Betty Eldridge Horton » 12. Jan, 2014

    Dear Hollingshead Family,
    I am a very distant relative…(my Mom was Trudy Gillcoatt Eldridge, wife of Howard Park Eldridge). My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God’s Blessings be with all of you.
    Betty Eldridge Horton
    Fayetteville, AR

    Marilyn Eldridge Braswell » 13. Jan, 2014

    Dear Ronald Dean and Family, Oh, so many years has passed since I have had contact with your family but I have thought about you all during the years. I am so sorry to hear of Corky passing. I remember how he loves the Hogs. My folks were Howard and Trudy (Gillcoat, Wes and Edna Gillcoat daughter.) And she was a sister to Floyd Gillcoat. I hope this helps you to remember your distant cousin. May the Lord hold you and your family in his arms and comfort you.

    Angela Rosencrantz » 13. Jan, 2014

    Dear Hollingshead family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Shirley Gillcoat Rosencrantz & Angela Rosencrantz
    Stuttgart, AR
    Jo Lester Rosencrantz
    Bozeman, MT

    Leigh R. Harris » 13. Jan, 2014

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hollingshead family.
    Leigh Rosencrantz Harris & John Harris
    & Walker Davis
    Texarkana, TX

    Nancy Staton Lovett » 14. Jan, 2014

    .I was so sorry to hear about Corky’s death.
    I ‘m sorry that I have not been aware that you all were in Fayetteville. Your Family will be in my thoughts and prayer during this time. I am Joyce Gillcoatt’s daughter and John and Nora’s granddaughter. I would like to stay in touch with your family and hope to visit with you all soon. Love and Prayers Nancy

    Darryl Gillcoat » 16. Jan, 2014

    Dear Ronald Dean & family,

    My dad was Floyd Gillcoat and I remember us visiting you and Corky and your family many years ago when we were all kids. We were sorry to hear of Corky’s death and want you to know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May The Lord be with you and comfort you during this difficult time.

    Darryl Gillcoat
    Hallsville, TX