Mary Lou May Bare Oliver

Published 9:46 am Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Mary Lou May Bare Oliver, 84, of Elizabethton, passed away Sunday, October 30, 2016, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.
A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Isaac Frank and Hester Jane Peters May.
Mary was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and attended Lees-McRae College, Banner Elk. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse. She had worked at the former Carter County Memorial Hospital for many years and also at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
Mary was a member of Harmony Baptist Church. Prior to her illness she was active in the WMU of the church. She was a lifetime member of the Carter County Crewettes.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two husbands, Billy Jack Bare and R.B. Oliver; two children, John Bare and Julie Hicks; two grandchildren, David “Bo” Woods Jr. and Renee Woods; four sisters, Charlotte Smith, Betty Arnold, Lucy and Rebecca May; and one brother, Elbert May.
Survivors include her children, Jackie Woods and husband David, Hampton, and Mark Bare and wife Lucy, Oakland, Calif.; four grandchildren, Nicholas Bare, Misty Shiley, Brandon Hicks and wife Betsy and Audrey Crawford; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Bonnie Carr and husband Joe, Ruth Pilk and husband Robert “Dab,” and Christine Swain and husband J.C., all of Elizabethton; two brothers, Alvin May and wife Phyllis and Frank May Jr. and wife Jan, all of Elizabethton; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Thursday, November 3, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Pastor Eric Brown officiating. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also visit with the family at the home of Jackie and David Woods, Hampton. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to the staff of Life Care Center and her church family for all their support. Per her request she will be cremated. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website:
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Oliver family.

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