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Thomas T. Oliver / January 09, 2018

Thomas T. Oliver died Sunday, Dec. 31 at Sentara Meadow View Terrace after a battle with cancer.

He was born Sept. 24, 1947 to the late Walter and Annie Oliver. At an early age, he joined the Rocky Mounty Baptist Church in Skipwith, on Nov. 24, 1973, he married Kathy Lee Hicks and out of this union they had four children. Thomas received his education through the Mecklenburg County Public School System. He worked as a farmer until he retired. He was also at Virginia Homes and Burlington Industries until they closed. He loved playing his guitar.

Cherishing his loving memories are his ex-wife, Kathy Hicks; three daughters: Angela Hutcherson (Keith) of Buffalo Junction, Karen and Trudy Oliver both of Chase City, one son, Travis Oliver of Clarksville, eight grandchildren: Davante and Deandre Hutcherson of Buffalo Junction, Tavon Jeffreys, Jada Jones, Kevon Oliver, Trenton Jones and Aaliyah Jones all of Chase City, one sister, Barbara Oliver of Clarksville; one brother, Bobby Oliver of Clarksville, one sister-in- law, Annie Oliver of Clarksville, one brother-n-law, Henry Snead of Clarksville, Also he leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles other relatives and friends and a devoted daughter figure, Analeshia Boyd.

In addition to his parents, preceding him in death were his twin brother: Tyree and his brother: Charlie, sister; Irma, grandson: Davion; two sister-n-laws: Dora & Rebecca and two nieces: Teresa and Regina; and nephew: Robert.

A memorial service was held Thursday, Jan. 4, in the chapel of Carters Funeral Home.

Arrangements entrusted by Carter’s Funeral Home.

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