J.V. Hollowell, 86, of West Helena, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Mr. Hollowell was born May 24, 1931 at Trenton, Arkansas to the late Jesse Amos and Lida May Jenkins Hollowell. He was the owner/operator of Jay’s Drive In, a U.S. Navy veteran, member of Second Baptist Church in West Helena and also a Gideon.

Mr. Hollowell is survived by one son, Jay Hollowell and special friend Brenda May both of Helena, Arkansas; grandson, Tripp Hollowell (Katie) of Rogers, Arkansas; great grandson, Davis Graham Hollowell of Rogers; three sisters, Mary Pearl Snyder of Russellville, Alabama, Patricia Tingle of New Augusta, Mississippi and Carolyn Medlin of Caruthersville, Missouri; special sister in law, Billie Sue Rohrscheib (Henry) of Lexa, Arkansas and sister-in-law, Bettye Garrison of Katy, Texas; brother-in-law, Joe Davis (Kathy) of Athens Georgia and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Mary Ruth Hollowell.

Funeral services for J.V. Hollowell will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2018 at the Second Baptist Church in West Helena. Brother Randy Williamson will officiate. Visitation will be held at the church beginning at 10:00 prior to services. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Park in West Helena.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are the Gideons and members of his Sunday school class at Second Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made in memory of Mr. J.V. Hollowell to DeSoto School, P.O. Box 2807, West Helena, AR. 72390 or to Second Baptist Church, P.O. Box 2505, West Helena, AR. 72390.

Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Helena will direct (870) 572-2571. Online guestbook may be signed at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/westhelena.