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Reverend Tommy L. Holston
February 2, 1933 - July 28, 2017

Columbus, GA- Rev. Tommy L. Holston 84, of Columbus, GA passed Friday, July 28, 2017 at Magnolia Manor East, Columbus. Funeral services will be 11:00AM Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Greater Beallwood Baptist Church, 4419 Sherwood Avenue, Rev Adrian Chester, Pastor and Rev. David T. Holston, eulogist. Interment will follow at Green Acres Cemetery with military honors accorded according to Hill-Watson-People's Funeral Service LLC, 1605 3rd Avenue, Columbus, GA 706-327-9293. Visitation will be today, Wednesday, August 2, 2017 from 1:00PM-7:00PM with the family receiving friends from 6:00PM-7:00PM. Rev. Holston was born February 2, 1933 in Columbus, GA to the late Rev. Oliver L. and Bessie Hutchings Holston. Rev. Holston had been regarded as a man of faithfulness in the roles of a husband, father, neighbor, and a responsive and productive citizen. For over five decades, it is believed the life of Rev. Tommy L. Holston in a very significant and fruitful way, has attracted many in a spiritual and Christ-like manner. Prior to his divine call, he was a member and ordained Deacon of the Wynnton Hill Baptist Church. He served as the Church Treasurer for several years under the pastoral leadership of Rev. Dr. R. C. Gates. He served as pastor of Crystal Valley Missionary Baptist Church in Fortson, GA, Greater Beallwood Baptist Church in Columbus, GA and Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church in Lumpkin GA. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army after serving in the Korean War. After serving his country, he began working for Civil Service at Ft. Benning, GA until retirement. He worked for is father at Holston and Sons Contracting Co. when time was permitted as a carpenter, brick mason and cement finisher. In spite of the hard work that kept him busy, he still found reasonable leisure time to enjoy a round of golf. On July 28, 2017, a promotion was granted to one of God's servants, as the final chapter was written and underscored with no more tears, sighs or worries. In reflection, he obeyed God and served a True and Living God. He was proceeded in death by his wife Amy O. Holston, mother and father Bessie H. and Rev. Oliver L. Holston, his brothers, Rev. Robert L. Holston, Samuel L. Holston and a daughter Amy C. Carter. Surviving his departure with cherished memories are his children: daughters Valeta H. Franklin of Atlanta, GA, Wendolyn H. Jackson of Santa Ana, Ca., Judy O. Hemingway of Hinesville, GA; sons Tommy Z. Holston (Antoinette) of Jacksonville, Fl, Rev. David T. Holston of Columbus, GA and Solomon Oliver of Columbus, GA. He has two brothers, Rev. Dr. Sidney L. Holston (Isabelle) of Decatur, GA and Benjamin F. Holston (Ellarein) of Columbus, GA, fifteen grandchildren, twenty-seven great-grand children, two great-great grand children; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews along with other relatives and friends who loved him and will miss him.

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  • Monday, July 31, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Hill Watson Peoples Funeral Service
  • Monday, July 31, 2017
    sorry for your loss will keep u in pray.
    ~ herman rayford   columbus, GA
  • Monday, July 31, 2017
    My condolences to the family. Those who have passed on are in God memory because they are precious in his eyes.Psa.116:15.
    ~ bj   GA
  • Tuesday, August 01, 2017
    To The Holston Family: My Sincerest condolences to you during your time of loss. Rev. Holston's presence will be forever missed by all he touched. He has transitioned to his Heavenly Home where there is joy forever. May God Bless you and give you Peace.
    ~ Bernice McCalla   Columbus, GA
  • Monday, August 14, 2017
    I'm sorry to hear about your loss. May you find strength from the words of Psalms 46:1 which reads: "God is our refuge and strength, A help that is readily found in times of distress." What a loving God who cares about each one of us. He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez