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LEBANON — Funeral services have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4 at the New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church for Mrs. Oliver, 88, of Lebanon.

Born May 19, 1920, in Wilson County to the late Henry Lee and Bessie Mai Wallace Greer, Mrs. Oliver died April 1, 2009, at the Hendersonville Medical Center in Sumner County.

Mrs. Oliver was a 63-year member of the New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She worked in restaurants and cooked for the Kiwanis, Rotary and Lions Clubs for many years.

The family will receive friends 2-8 p.m. Friday at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home and Saturday from 12 Noon until the service at the church.

Services will be conducted by Rev. Lisa Diane Oliver, Rev. Don Reeves and Rev. Vernon Burrow. Interment will follow at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: sons Alvin R. (Eleanor) Oliver of Hendersonville and Charles Reed Oliver of Lebanon. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and five great, great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; as well as special friends who helped her on her journey John Turner, Vondie Smith, Johnny Fisher, Eddie and Brenda Callis, New Hope Church Family, Dr. Robert Woods, Dr. Brain Hughey, Dr. Donald Cole and Dr. James Morris.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Alvin Bee Oliver; son Henry Elwood Oliver; brothers Ernest Winter Greer and Charles Edward Greer; nephew Eddie Greer; and a loving life long friend Opal Smith.

Honorary pallbearers: Elders of New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Friendly Sunday School Class. Active pallbearers: Rhea, Bill, Danny, Tommy and Thomas Martin Oliver and Ronnie Greer.

Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.

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