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Hall chairman’s mother dies

POSTED: March 13, 2009 10:58 p.m.

Mary Curtis Mundy Oliver

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Mary Curtis Mundy Oliver, matriarch of a Chestnut Mountain family and the mother of Hall County Commission Chairman Tom Oliver, died Friday of a sudden illness. She was 84.

Mrs. Oliver and her husband, William Newton Oliver, founded the Chestnut Mountain Egg Farm in 1948.

Tom Oliver said his mother was a old time Southern Democrat and loved Southern gospel music.

“She was a teetotaler and was quick to offer her opinion,” said Oliver, who said his mother was not enthusiastic when he decided to enter politics.

On the last night of her life, he said his parents had a conversation where they reflected warmly on their 63 years of marriage.

“She lived a good life and she passed away at home,” he said.

In addition to her husband and son, she is survived by a daughter, Marcia Hammock of Chestnut Mountain; a brother, Ben Mundy; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Chestnut Mountain Baptist Church under the direction of Little-Davenport Funeral Home.


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