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Brenda Sue (Smith) Oliver

December 1, 1946 — August 13, 2023

Somerville, Tennessee

Brenda Sue Smith Oliver, age 76, resident of Somerville, Tennessee and wife of the late Larry Gene Oliver, departed this life Sunday morning, August 13, 2023 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Collierville, Tennessee.

Brenda was born December 1, 1946 in Somerville, the daughter of the late David Montell Smith and Nancy Elizabeth Parks Smith. She received her education at Parks School and Fayette County High School and was married May 31, 1962 to Larry Gene Oliver who preceded her in death on July 18, 2021.

Mrs. Oliver worked with her husband, who was the owner of Larry’s Auto Parts, for many years. She was a member of Parks Chapel Methodist Church and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, reading and buying things on QVC. Brenda was quick-witted and loved everything about Christmas time.

Mrs. Oliver is survived by two daughters, Melissa Watkins of Somerville, TN and Leanne Ryan of Bolivar, TN; her son, Tim Oliver (Cyndi) of Somerville, TN; five grandchildren, Daniel Watkins of Oakland, TN, Patrick Watkins of Somerville, TN, Patrick Ryan of Bolivar, TN, David Stout of Oakland, TN and Dana Karcher of Somerville, TN; and nine great-grandchildren, Dani Lynn Watkins, Hayden Watkins, Ella Ryan, Jace Ryan, Bradley Davis, Jackson Karcher, Grant Karcher, Elijah Stout and Parker Stout.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, David Smith.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Oliver were held at 2 P.M. Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at the Peebles West Funeral Chapel with Bro. Tony Watkins officiating. Interment followed in the Somerville City Cemetery.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers were Daniel Watkins, Zach Jenkins, Pat Ryan, Trey Watkins, Patrick Watkins, Mickey Watkins and Hayden Watkins.

The family requests that memorials be directed to National Multiple Sclerosis Society, P.O. Box 91891, Washington, D.C. 20090-1891.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2023

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland

10670 U.S. 64, Somerville, TN 38068

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland

10670 U.S. 64, Somerville, TN 38068

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