Hugh R. Oliver – Colonel, United States Air Force

From a press report: 2 May 2002:

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
at age 78.

Oliver, a retired United States Air Force Colonel, was born in Cades Cove June
1, 1923, in what is now part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. He was the son of John W. and Nancy Ann Whitehead Oliver.

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
Dawn Peters, 168 Laurel Ridge Road, Jonesborough, TN 37659 or the Cades
Cove Preservation Association, P.O. Box 213, Alcoa, Tennessee 37701.

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