Thomas Barker Hollingsworth ’60

Thomas Barker Hollingsworth ’60, 73, of Greenwood, S.C., passed away May 1, 2012, at Hospice House of the Piedmont. Hollingsworth, a native of Atlanta, Ga., was the son of the late Thomas Luther and Gwendolyn Barker Hollingsworth. He attended Davidson and graduated from Newberry College. Hollingsworth began his lifelong career in the textile industry in 1960 as a trainee with Springs Mills’ Grace Bleachery. He became vice president of finishing there. He was later vice president of finishing at Mount Hope Finishing in Butner, N.C. He retired in 2009 as president of the Bamberg Division-Rockland Industries. He was a deacon in the Presbyterian church. Hollingsworth is survived by his wife of 53 years, Douglas Abernethy Hollingsworth, 151 Woodridge Rd., Apt. 202, Greenwood, SC 29646-8550; his sons, Thomas Barker Hollingsworth, Jr. (Susan) and Jonathan Croft Hollingsworth (Melissa); his daughters, Martha Hollingsworth Thompson (James) and Ruth Abernethy Hollingsworth (Dell Pearce); his sister, Marian Hollingsworth Phifer (James); seven grandchildren, Ruth Abernethy Thompson, Jon Croft Hollingsworth, Jr., James Patrick Thompson, Evans Kathleen Hollingsworth, Elizabeth Grace Hollingsworth, Thomas Barker Hollingsworth III, and Drayson Youngblood; and many cherished nieces and nephews.