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Marjorie Sutton Oliver

November 12, 1933 July 31, 2019
Marjorie Sutton Oliver
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La Grange-Marjorie Elizabeth Sutton Oliver, age 85, passed away July 31, 2019 surrounded by family members. Mrs. Oliver was born on November 12, 1933 to the late Harold Milton and Jane Elizabeth Sutton in the Jason community of Greene County. Marjorie was a life-long member of the Jason Presbyterian Church. She remained a lifetime resident in the community she loved.

Marjorie recently celebrated 67 years of marriage to her husband Franklin Fields Oliver whom she met at a square dance in 1949. They were married 3 years later. Together they enjoyed a life living on the farm and fishing at the coast, with many trips in between to the mountains of North Carolina - which they loved.

Marjorie graduated as a Licensed Practical Nurse from Wayne Community College in 1953, and began a nursing career working in the Goldsboro area. After 8 years, Marjorie suspended her nursing career to become a homemaker and a mother to three energetic boys. During her time as a mother, homemaker, chauffer, and cheerleader, Marjorie was also active in the community serving several years as a Den Mother in Scouts and playing on local and travel softball teams. Marjorie was well-known at the community schools for her Wicked-Witch character which she portrayed for 25 years.

In 1991, at age 59, Marjorie graduated as a Registered Nurse from Wayne Community College. She then resumed her nursing career working at the Goldsboro Dialysis Center for 9 years. Marjorie retired in 2000 to enjoy a life of grand-mothering and fishing with her husband.

At age 70, Marjorie organized a local Red Hat Society Chapter and was the Queen Mom for the Barefoot Beauties. The Red Hat Society became a true passion for Marjorie. She was a Red Hat Ambassador and co-coordinated several Red Hat extravaganzas in the state. She served for many years as the Region 8 Coordinator covering greater than 20 counties in eastern NC. She loved the Red Hat Sisterhood and truly considered them as her sisters.

A service to celebrate Marjorie’s life will be held Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at the Mewborn Cemetery, Jason Community with Scott Hardy officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home.

In addition to her husband, Marjorie is survived by her three sons, Hal Oliver and wife Wendy of Jason, Greg Oliver and wife Donna of Wilson, and Derek Oliver and wife Angel of Snow Hill; 5 grandchildren, Leslie Wilson and husband Jeffrey of Jason, Brittany Oliver of Jason, Drew Oliver of Wilson, Tori Oliver of Wilson, and Austin Oliver of Snow Hill; 1 great grandchild, Fields Wilson of Jason; extended family members Tracy and Chelsey Edmundson of Jason; several special nieces and nephews; and a special caretaker Maxine Hill of Jason.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Jason Presbyterian Church, 7989 Highway 903 South, La Grange, NC 28551

Arrangements have been entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange. Online condolences may be sent to

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6:00 PM 8/3/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8/3/2019 8:00:00 PM
Rouse Funeral Home

108 North Caswell Street
La Grange, NC 28551-1725

Rouse Funeral Home
108 North Caswell Street La Grange 28551-1725 NC
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3:00 PM 8/4/2019 3:00:00 PM
Mewborn Family Cemetery

Mewborn Cemetery Road
La Grange, NC 28551

Mewborn Family Cemetery
Mewborn Cemetery Road La Grange 28551 NC
United States

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Mewborn Family Cemetery Final Resting Place

Mewborn Cemetery Road
La Grange, NC 28551

Mewborn Cemetery Road La Grange 28551 NC
United States

Memorial Contribution

Jason Presbyterian Church

7383 Highway 903 South
La Grange, NC 28551

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