When Pompano Beach resident Addie Holloway died on November 2, 1970, she was reported to be 107 years old. She was born in Wellborn, Florida, and moved here in the 1920s with her husband, Alex.
Mercerlene Ruthledge described Mrs. Holloway:
(Mercerlene Alexander Ruthledge, Historical Vignettes, 1999. p. 18.)
Mother Holloway was a lively little woman. As soon as she entered the door of the church [Mt. Calvary Baptist Church], and a song was being sung, she would come in clapping her hands and prancing in perfect cadence as she ambulated to her seat. Her presence extruded a spiritual force that affected the entire congregation. She made her own clothes — long-sleeved, floor-length dresses, which fitted her perfectly well. She always wore black, low-heeled comfort-type shoes. Her arms and legs were never visible. This modest little woman maintained this mode of dress throughout her life.