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Betty Moore Oliver / February 27, 2018

Betty Moore Oliver, 64, of Chase City died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 at VCU Community Memorial Hospital, South Hill. Ms. Oliver was born in Chase City on April 30, 1953 to the late Willie and Ruth Lee Watts Moore. She received her education in the Mecklenburg County Public Schools, and was a member of Greater Union Baptist Church, Chase City.

Ms. Oliver was a former employee of Burlington Industries, and was presently employed by the Mecklenburg County Public Schools transportation department.

Cherishing her memories are six children, Tammy Pettus-Oliver of Portsmouth, Wanda Mosley (Earnest), Anthony Pettus Sr. (Cassandra), Felicia Hayes, Ivory Oliver and Harold Barnette Jr. all of Chase City; two step-sons, David Pettus and Freddie Pettus Jr. both of Richmond, two sisters, Mary Barnette and Mildred Fuller both of Chase City, and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.

In addition to her parents, Ms. Oliver was preceded in death by her husband, Freddie Pettus Sr. and several siblings.

A funeral will be held Saturday, March 3, at 4 p.m. at the chapel of Giles-Harris Funeral Home, Chase City, with Rev. Marvin Harris officiating. Interment will be private.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday, March 2 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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