Former Publix Pres. Hollis Dies at 78

LAKELAND, Fla. — Services are scheduled Saturday for Mark C. Hollis, retired Publix president and director emeritus, who died Friday at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. He was 78.

Hollis, who was born and raised in Lakeland, began working at Publix in 1946 at age 12 bagging potatoes. He went on to work in a variety of roles — as store manager, director of personnel, director of warehousing a

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