Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Sue Vowell Oliver

Sue V. Oliver, 74, of Louisville, died Thursday, September 29, 2011, in an automobile accident near Carthage, Ms along with her former husband, W.R "Nick" Oliver of Ridgeland, MS.

Services will be held for both Nick and Sue on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 10am at the Scotland Baptist Church near Winona, Ms. Nick will be buried near his family in Scotland Cemetery, and a procession will follow afterwards to the Mount Zion Cemetery in Choctaw County, Ms for the buiral of Sue near her family.

There will be a visitation on Tuesday evening, October 4, from 5 to 8pm at the Oliver Funeral Home in Winona, MS.

Sue was a Choctaw County native and graduate of Weir High School. She continued her education at East Central Community College, received her B.A. in Education at Mississippi State University where she met and married William R. "Nick" Oliver from Winona. Sue earned her Masters degree in Education from Delta State University while raising three children and working for the Mississippi Department of Public Welfare. She was a charter member of the St. Luke Methodist Church in Cleveland, Ms. After Sue retired as a county supervisor from the Welfare Department she was active in the First United Methodist Church of Louisville, MS. She loved to travel and spend time with her family.

Sue was preceded in death by her parents Earl and Maude Vowell of Choctaw County, sisters Mary Pearl Walters, Sarah Romedy, brothers Woodrow, Herbert, T. J., Aaron, and Mike Vowell; daughter Elise Oliver McDaniel and granddaughter Annabella Oliver Kollatz.

Sue is survived by her daughter, Amie Oliver Kollatz of Richmond, VA; son, Mark Saxon Oliver of Fremont, CA; two grandsons, Justin Farr of Canton, Ms and Luke Oliver of Fremont, CA; three grandaughters, Lauren and Kristen McDaniel of Navarre, FL, and Nina Zhou Oliver of Fremont, CA; three great grandchildren; and siblings, Frederick Vowell of Ackerman, MS, Joe Vowell of McCool, MS, Ruth Reed of Glen Allen, MS and Margerite Sisson of Paducah, KY. Sue's family tree includes an orchard of beloved nieces and nephews that span the Mid-Atlantic region. Sue will be remembered for her strong, independent, resilient spirit and generous nature.

The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Mount Zion Cemetery Fund.