Hillard Holbrook


Hillard Paul Holbrook 82, of Greenup, Ky., died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell, Ky. 

Mr. Mr. Holbrook was born July 12, 1921, in Lynn, Ky., a son of the late Richard Quillen and Nancy Isabelle Bentley Holbrook. 

He was retired from Lawson's Hardware in Greenup after 45 years, was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, was a member and deacon at Load Christian Baptist Church, was a former member of the Greenup Volunteer Fire Department, and was a former member of the Wurtland Volunteer Fire Department Board of Trustees. 

He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Paula Dean Spears, in 1989. 

He is survived by his wife, Bessie Brown Holbrook; three daughters, Norma Baker of Flatwoods, Ky., Alice Brown of Lloyd, Ky., and Joan Pelfrey of Stanton, Ky.; one sister, Viola Cremeans of Troy, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be conducted at noon Friday at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup by Brother Leonard McGlone and Brother Henderson Morris. Burial will be in Quillen Cemetery in Lynn, Ky. 

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight and one hour before the service Friday at the funeral home. 

Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano

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