Paul "Chief" Holly, 52

July 15, 2010
  • Paul "Chief" Holly

JAN. 17, 1958-JULY 12, 2010

Paul "Chief" Holly, 52, of Hagerstown, Md., died Monday, July 12, 2010, at his home in Hagerstown.

Born Jan. 17, 1958, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of the late Paul Brown and Carol Joyce (Holly) Johnson. He was the stepson of Warren E. Johnson of Hagerstown. He was the loving companion of Yvonne C. McCormick for more than 18 years.

Paul graduated from North Hagerstown High School in the Class of 1976. He also attended Big Ben Community College, Moses Lake, Wash. He was honorably discharged after serving in the United States Army. He was a member of the Ebenezer AME Church of Hagerstown.

Paul is survived by three sons, Austin W. Holly and Michael W. McCormick and wife Erica, all of Hagerstown, Md., and Jeremy P. Holly of Stuttgart, Germany; two brothers, Dwight L. Holly of Hagerstown, Md., and Timothy F. Mason of Frederick, Md.; two sisters Misty L. House of Raleigh, N.C., and Ursula A. Mason of Hagerstown, Md.; two grandchildren, Mike McCormick Jr. and Mariah McCormick, both of Hagerstown; and nieces and nephews.


The funeral service will be 7:30 p.m., Friday, July 16, 2010, at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Leroy Jackson will officiate.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Military honors shall be accorded by AMVETS Post No. 10, Hagerstown, and Marine Corps League of Hagerstown.

Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742 or to the Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville Road, P.O. Box 377, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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