Anzie Mae Cooke Oliver, 73, widow of Clyde Oliver, Jr., entered eternal rest on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at Tuomey Health Care System, Sumter. Born May 7, 1940, in Sumter County, she was the daughter of the late Nettie Cooke and Benjamin Franklin Williams. She received her education in the public schools of Sumter County.
Early in life she joined Antioch United Methodist Church, where she was a faithful member of the United Methodist Women.
She leaves to cherish her precious memories: six daughters, Mary (Wendell) Samuel, Ada (Gary) Cooke of Sumter, Carola (Curtis) Montgomery, Annette (James) Stephney, Bobbie (Serpico) Gillard of Bishopville, Elouise Oliver of Columbia; one son, James Cooke of Sumter; four sisters, Ida Cooke York and Mary Siegler of Sumter; Shirley Williams and Lillian Williams, both of Bishopville; four brothers, Robert (Maybell) Cooke of Sumter, Johnny (Diane) Williams and Joseph Williams, both of Bishopville, Jacob (Anna) Williams of Riveria Beach, FLA; one aunt, Everlena (Clyde) McCain of Sumter; fifteen grandchildren; two great grandchildren; three brothers-in-law; four sisters-in-law; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one daughter, Louise Oliver: two sisters, Rosa Lee Champagne and Lessie Mae Arthur; seven brothers, Joseph Cooke, James McDuffie, Ben Cooke, James Williams, Benjamin Williams, Jr., Jessie Williams and Herbert Lee Jenkins; and her mother-in-law, Margaret Anthony Oliver.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p. m., Wednesday, September 11, 2013, from the Antioch United Methodist Church, 4040 Dubose Siding Road, Sumter, with the Rev. Lawrence Canty, Jr., pastor, eulogist, assisted by the Rev. DeBerry Cook, presiding.
The family will receive friends and relatives at the home of her daughter, Annette Oliver Stephney, 163 Green Lane, Bishopville.
The Remains will be placed in the church at 1:00 p. m.
The funeral procession will leave from the home of her daughter at 1:20 p. m.
Floral bearers will be family and friends.
Pall bearers will be grandsons and nephews.
Burial will be in the Antioch United Methodist Church Cemetery, Sumter.