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James Russell Oliver

Published 11:33am Monday, July 21, 2014

James Russell Oliver

July 18, 2014

James Russell Oliver went to be with the Lord on July 18, 2014, at his residence at the age of 82, surrounded by his family.

He was born in Franklin County, on Dec. 2, 1931, to Gona and Shellie Oliver.  He was a loving husband, father, papa and friend.  He was a long-term member of Gravel Hill Baptist Church, an ordained minister, and a missionary in his own community. He was a farmer, a long-term member of the Cattlemen’s Association, and a life member of the Masonic Lodge #428 in Belgreen.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Charlene Oliver and two sons, Tim Oliver and wife, Vicki, and Allan Oliver; seven grandchildren, Jamie Oliver and wife, Kristie, Brett Oliver and wife, Jennifer, Brendan Sharp and wife, Jessica, Heath Sharp and wife, Heather, Kellie Scott and husband, Cody, Kellsie Ewing and husband, Alex, Karlie Roberson and husband, Tyler; five great-grandchildren, Ethan and Coltan Oliver, Tyne Scott, Aubree Ewing, Hollie Sharp; sister, Bernice Bentley and husband, Lee, Lodi, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gona and Shellie Oliver and brother, Pete Oliver.

The visitation was held at Pinkard Funeral Home on Saturday, July 19, 2014. The funeral service was held at Gravel Hill Baptist Church, Phil Campbell, on Sunday, July 20, 2014. Burial was in Liberty Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jamie and Brett Oliver, Brendan Sharp, Cody Scott, Alex Ewing, Tyler Roberson.  Honorary bearer will be Heath Sharp.

A special thank you to Keith Morrow, Gentiva Hospice, Keller Home Care, and to all who cared for him.

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