Thursday, July 27, 1967
Spotlight On...

Mr. E.B. Hollis moved to Waldron in the spring of 1944 engaged in construction work. Some of the buildings he put up are the Jim Rawlings home, the Nazarene Church, Supreme Courts Motel and the Brown Hospital, now known as Waldron Hotel. Emmett Benjamin Hollis was born in a soddy (half dug-out type) in Indian Territory, March 1901. His pioneer parents were of Irish, Muskhogean and Iroquoe's extraction. His father was a pony express rider in his youth. His grandmother an Indian Princess. Mr. Hollis married Hilda Marie, an Anglo American, daughter of the late Judge and Mrs. W.O. Hennings of Oklahoma. Their son, Gerald Joe was born in 1924 and lives in Houston. They have three grandchildren, Don, Kay and Marianne. In 1950 Mr. Hollis started working for the Navy as supervising inspector over construction. He became Navy representative working in southern and eastern states, out of the 6th Naval Base headquarters in Charleston, South Carolina. Some of Mr. Hollises jobs were classified Government contracts. He is a member of the First Baptist Church, a past member of the society of American Military Engineers. He now is retired and living in his home in west Waldron with his wife Hilda.

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