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Hollises to celebrate 65th anniversary

Thursday, December 7, 2006

William Doyle Hollis, son of Henry and Sarah Hollis of Alton and Edward Whaunita (Nicholas) Hollis, daughter of Clarence and Dortha Nicholas of Alton, (later Granite City, Ill.), will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary at Bethel Free Will Baptist Church in South Roxana, Ill., on Dec. 9 from noon to 3 p.m.

Doyle and Eddie were married Nov. 1, 1941, in Alton. They are parents of five children: Jim (Jan) Hollis, Browns ville, Ky.; Herb (Helen) Hollis, Bowling Green, Ky.; Nick (Linda) Hollis, Salina, Kan.; John (Vickie) Hollis, Effing-ham, Ill.; Gail (David deceased) Matthews, Wanda, Ill.

They have 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren (and one on the way), and two great-great-grandchildren. Doyle is a World War II veteran and retired from Granite City Steel.

Friends, relatives and associates are welcome. They request no gifts.