Mrs. Viola Pittman Oliver, age 92, entered into rest on Friday, July 19, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Monday, July 22, 2019 at Pine Grove Baptist Church by Pastor Mark Phillips and Rev. Don Rhyne with burial to follow in the Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Sunday, July 21, 2019 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.
Mrs. Oliver was born February 27, 1927 in Ruby, SC a daughter of the late William Thomas “Billy” and Etta Joplin Pittman. She was a homemaker and faithful member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. Viola received the “Oldest Mother of the Church” award for many years. She enjoyed cooking, watching soap operas, and was always ready to go for a ride.
In addition to her parents, Viola was also preceded in death by her husband, Knowlton William Oliver; son, Jay Oliver; granddaughter, Donna Pruitt; grandson, Barry Usher; sisters, Cora Lee James and Nancy Thomas; and brother, Thomas Pittman.
Survivors include her daughters, Betty Gulledge of Chesterfield, SC, Joyce Usher of Kershaw, SC, and Violet Hargrove of Chesterfield, SC; sons, W.K. (Lisa) Oliver of Pageland, SC, and Jed Oliver of Chesterfield, SC; 6 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 3 great- great grandchildren.
The family would like to express their thanks to the staff of Crescent Hospice for the love and care shown to Mrs. Oliver and her family.
Memorials may be made to a Hospice Organization of your choice.
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Oliver family.
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