Peter Osborne Holliday, Jr., DDS.
July 9, 1921 - January 20, 2007 .
Sun, Jan. 21, 2007 p1B
Father of roads activist dies after being struck by car
By Amy Leigh Womack
TELEGRAPH STAFF WRITER
The father of an activist opposing the Forest Hill Road widening project died Saturday after being struck by a car as he crossed the road.
Macon police spokeswoman Sgt. Melanie Hofmann said a car swerved to avoid hitting 85-year-old Peter Holliday Jr. as he crossed Forest Hill Road after checking his mail just before 3 p.m.
But a second car, a 1990 Oldsmobile driven by 34-year-old Malaika Johnson of Macon, struck Holliday, she said.
Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said Holliday was taken to The Medical Center of Middle Georgia where he died later in the afternoon.
Holliday's son, Lindsay Holliday, said his father was born and raised in Macon. He lived in the same house on Forest Hill Road for 50 years.
"It's a blind curve and people go too fast," he said, adding the posted speed limit is 35 mph. "The cars just kept getting faster and he kept getting slower."
Lindsay Holliday, a local dentist and environmental activist, has been a vocal opponent to widening portions of Forest Hill Road.
As recently as last month, Holliday spoke out against widening the two-lane road to three- and four-lane sections, telling local politicians the road could be redesigned with roundabouts instead of traditional signaled intersections.
He said Saturday's tragedy hasn't changed his opinion. His father also opposed the widening project.
"Dad and I were on the same page," Holliday said.
Hofmann said the accident is still under investigation.
Holliday said his father lived an active life, still practicing dentistry as recently as last week.
"He loved his patients and they loved him," Holliday said.
Holliday said he's building an online tribute to his father at
Jones said Hart's Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
To contact writer Amy Leigh Womack, call 744-4398 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The posted speed is officially 45mph.
Sometimes there is also a yellow sign "35mph - Curve" that the police tell me is only a "suggested safe speed" since it is on a yellow background.
This sign gets knocked down a lot and it was missing yesterday.
Tributes are here.
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Memorial Service here
Posted on Wed, Aug. 29, 2007 - Macon Telegraph - page 1B.http://www.macon.com/149/story/124317.html
Woman indicted for vehicular homicide
"Had the road been designed differently it wouldn't have happened."
8-30-07 sent to:
Harold.Linnenkohl@dot.state.ga.us, Tom Moreland <TMoreland@maai.net>,
Subject: Ga DOT designs make pedestrians die
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Posted on Tue, Mar. 25, 2008
State Board of Pardons and
Defendant: Malaika Patrice
I would like to speak with someone about mitigating circumstance in this case.
Please call me, or email.
- Lindsay Holliday
|Bibb County Jail info:
Wm Lee Robinson 621-5950
Bibb COunty State Court:
Bibb County Jail Inmate Information System
"Johnson" not listed as inmate as of 12-31-08
Writing An Inmate
When writing an inmate of the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center, please address your envelope as follows.
Bibb County Law Enforcement Center
Attention Inmate: Joe A. Smith
P. O. Box 1917
Macon, GA 31202-1917
called public def office ask for Lee R - out till next week. Find the assigned case worker for Ms Johnson is Cheryl Milton(sp? direct phone is 621-5978) who is also out, but message to call me at work.
1-21-09 call back from Lisa Bell 621-5982 assistant to several of the public defenders here. Left message..
4-9-09 spoke with Lisa Bell... refers to case worker Cheryl Milton 621-5978... left message (in court today) CM is in Mental Health Division of Public Defend.
4-10-09 Ms Milton thanked me for input. Refer to Ga Dept of Corrections
Not found on that site.
Call Ms Milton again. Shen could not help and refered me to call the Bibb Co DA office - John Ragan was the prosecutor. 621-6427... LM
Ragan and I spoke at length. He says that sometimes the inmates name is not listed on the DOC site - for reasons unknown. His info says defendaent got 10 years sentence and it appears she was transferred and is still incarcerated in Atl at the Metro State Pen - and all womens institution. Inmate info diect call number there is 404-656-4661. or 5651 for another division. I called Ms Milton and left a message that I expect her to get me in contact with the inmate for me to write a letter - for her to help me to help her client.