Sen. Ernest Hollings

Sen. Ernest Hollings, D-S.C., said at City University Graduate Center on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 1983 in New York that if he were President, he would develop a “good neighbor” policy toward Latin America and build up a middle class there by encouraging entrepreneurship through trade. The Democratic presidential candidate accuses the Reagan administration of giving up on Latin America economically and looking for a military quick fix. (AP Photo/G. Paul Burnett)

Charleston, SC (FOX Carolina) - Funeral details have been released for former U.S. Senator and South Carolina Governor Ernest "Fritz" Hollings. 

Hollings, who served the state of South Carolina as Governor from 1969-1963 and as a six term U.S. Senator from 1966-2005, died on Saturday at the age of 97. 

Along with Senator Strom Thurmond, he represented the state for 36 years, making them the longest-serving senate duo in history. 

Plans For Services

  • On Sunday April 14, the family will receive friends between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at the James A. McCalister Funeral Home.
  • On Monday, April 15, from 10:00 a.m. until 5 p.m., Senator Hollings will lie in repose at the South Carolina Statehouse.
  • The senator will then be buried on Tuesday, April 16. His funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. and will be held at The Citadel in the Summerall Chapel located at 171 Moultrie STreet in Charleston. 

Flowers for the senator will be accepted at the James A. McAlister Funeral Home on Sunday, April 14 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The funeral home is located at 1620 Savannah Highway in Charleston, SC. Flowers will not be accepted on any other days or times and will not be accepted at the Summerall Chapel. 

Condolences for the family can be made online here

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