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Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Jul 23, 2012

Knoxville attorney Robert Shields Holland has died at the age of 68. He began his career teaching history, and coaching basketball and cross-country and later earned his law degree at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at Memphis State University. He then practiced law with his brother Terry, and longtime Knoxville attorney Francis Headman. His daughter, Shannon M. Holland, later entered the practice. The family was to receive friends at Bearden United Methodist Church, at 4407 Sutherland Avenue in Knoxville, from 5 to 7 p.m. today, followed by a funeral service. Interment will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Middle Creek Cemetery, 1828 Middle Creek Road, in Sevierville. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to the M.J. Ivens Memorial Scholarship, named to honor Mr. Holland's grandfather, at 225 Hiwassee College Drive, Madisonville 37354, or to Historic Middle Creek United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1828 Middle Creek Road, Pigeon Forge 37863. Read the obituary