Lt. Col. Merle Cooper Hollingsworth, age 91, of Elgin, formerly of San Antonio,
passed away December 4, 1998.  After graduating from Texas A&M with a Civil
Engineering Degree, he went into the Air Force as an officer.  In almost 40
years of service he was a veteran of two wars and helped design several Air
Force bases around the world.  He was a very active deacon in his church,
taught Sunday School and served on many committees throughout his life.  He was
preceded in death by the mother of his four children, Elizabeth Hollingsworth;
and one sister, Katherine Hollingsworth. He was also preceded by a second wife
and good friend, Hazel Moses Hollingsworth.  He is survived by sons, Malcolm
Hollingsworth and Richard Hollingsworth and wife Becky; daughters, Joy and
husband Douglas Ross, Beverly and husband Lynn Allen.  He is survived by 10
grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, Eric and wife Christine Hollingsworth
and son Joshua, Lori and husband Kyle Crowley, Charla and Kate Hollingsworth,
Laura and husband John Turrcotte; sons, Jonah, Gabriel, Stephen and wife Amy
Ross; sons, Zachary, Patrick and Jason Ross, Justin and Holly Allen.
Graveside Service will be held Tuesday, December 8th at 12:45 P.M. at Fort Sam
Army Base, with the Reverend Richard Hollingsworth officiating.  In lieu of
flowers, the family requests memorials be given in his name to the First Baptist
Church, Elgin, TX. Arrangements by 
Elgin, TX 78621

Saturday, December 5, 1998