Memory Chapel Funeral Home & Memory Hill Gardens

2200 Skyland Blvd East, Tuscaloosa, AL


Ollie B. Holifield

June 11, 1926January 5, 2020

TUSCALOOSA - Ollie B. Holifield, age 93, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., passed away January 5, 2020 at Hospice of West Alabama. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at Memory Chapel with Dr. Donald Payne officiating. Burial will follow in Hickory Grove Cemetery in Laurel, Miss with Memory Chapel Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion Holifield. Survivors include her daughters, Elaine Dixon of Southlake, Texas and Tommie Wright (Tom) of Hattiesburg, Miss.; son, Kent Holifield (Leanne) of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; sister, Bobbie Smith of Laurel, Miss.; grandchildren, Forrest Holifield (Rachell) of Prattville, Ala., Leah Ozier (Stephan) Moundville, Ala., Laura Holifield of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Dana Tate (Casey) of Irwing, Texas, Patti Cates (Southlake, Texas), Pam Bailey of Houston, Texas, Audra Taylor (Eric) of Houston, Texas, Nick Welch of Hattiesburg, Miss., Mark Welch (Shannon) of Sandersville, Miss., Kerry Welch (Sonya) of Sandersville, Miss. and James Wright of Hattiesburg, Miss.; great-granddaughter, Reece and Skylar Ozier; and numerous of other great- grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. She was raised in Laurel, Miss. She was an RN for 40 years. She was a loving a mother and grandmother. She loved to cook and was the best at it. She loved watching sports, sewing, and knitting. Pallbearers will be Forrest Holifield, Stephan Ozier, Nick Welch, Jerry Gandy, Randy Smith and Mark Welch. Honorary pallbearers are Randy Brown, Jim Cates, Mark Lawrence, Jim Acker and Kerry Welch.


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 8, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, January 8, 2020
  • Committal Service Wednesday, January 8, 2020


Ollie B. Holifield

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Ellen Taylor and Mullins Family

January 6, 2020

Dear Kent,
Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your entire family. Please know that your friends are here for you.
Ellen Taylor and Mullins family