Hugh R. Oliver
Colonel, United States Air Force
Hugh R. Oliver, a descendent of the first permanent
white settler in Cades Cove, died Monday, April 29, 2002, at Anderson Memorial
Hospital South Carolina
Oliver, a retired United States Air Force Colonel,
was born in Cades Cove June
He earned a law degree from the University of Tennessee. He served as a fighter pilot in Italy during World War II and was recalled in 1950 to fly in the Korean War. He had worldwide assignments until he retired in 1974.
Oliver served as the executive director of the Tournament Players Division of the Professional Golf Association. He was co-author of "Sketches of the Olivers'' and "The Story of John Oliver's Cabin, Pioneer Footprints.''
Survivors include: wife Margaret T. Oliver; daughters, Sara Millener and Martha Whittier, all of Greenville, South Carolina; sister, Johnnie Weber of Knoxville; five grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today, and the funeral service will be at 11 am at The Mackey Mortuary, Greenville, S.C. Burial services will be held at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to
the Oliver Reunion Association c/o
Updated: 16 January 2003