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William Stover Oliver / May 30, 2019

William Stover Oliver, 91, of Coleman Drive, Alton, died Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Berry Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Halifax County on Jan. 24, 1928, son of the late Harry Keister Oliver and Lelia Wade Oliver. He was married to the late Rosemarie Bachmann Oliver and was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church. He was a retired US Army veteran serving in both the Korean and Vietnam wars.

Mr. Oliver is survived by two daughters, Idella O. Rodriquez (Placido) of Greensboro, N.C. and Denise O. Lindsey (Quentin) of Turbeville; three sons, Thomas Oliver of Alton, Ralph U. Oliver of Washington, DC and Melvin Whitlow (Joan) of Danville; 20 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Marie Blake of South Boston; two brothers, Harry C. Oliver (Thelma) of Ft. Washington, Md., and Nelson E. Oliver (Arnetta) of Bronx, N.Y.; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Two sisters, Eva O. Carrington and Doris Seymour and one brother, Robert Oliver, preceded him in death.

A funeral will be held Thursday, May 30, at 1 p.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Harvey Bigelow officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing was held Wednesday at Jeffress Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at 1244 Coleman Drive, Alton.

Arrangements by Jeffress Funeral Home.

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