January 7, 1929July 27, 2011

Betty Doris Stikeleather Oliver

Mrs. Oliver passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 after a lengthy illness. Betty was born January 7, 1929 to Zephie Mae Stikeleather and Clifford Blake Stikeleather. Betty was preceded in death by her beloved husband Scotia Dunn Oliver.

Betty is survived by a son Michael Scott Oliver and his wife Wendy of Mt. Pleasant, NC. She is also survived by a daughter Kathy Oliver Brown of Matthews, NC. In addition Betty is survived by five grandchildren, three great grandchildren and one sister Barbara Ray of Cornelius, NC.

Betty, a native of Charlotte, traveled the world with her Marine, Scotia, living three years in London during the early sixties when the Beatles rose to fame. Betty was first and foremost a soldier's wife. Until her dying day, Betty's heart belonged to Scotia, and they are together in Heaven now.

Betty will be missed and remembered with love by all who knew her.

A funeral service will be Saturday, July 30th, 2 p.m. at Harry and Bryant Company, 500 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC. Family will receive friends an hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn West Cemetery.

Online condolences can be made at


  • Visitation Saturday, July 30, 2011
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 30, 2011


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July 29, 2011

Dear Betty, You are now back with the love of your life. To Betty's family, please know that my heart goes out to each of you for your loss. Find comfort in your memories of her and through them she will forever be with each and every one of you, until you meet again.



Gloria Little

July 29, 2011

I was heartbroken to hear the news of Mama O's passing, and I want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.
She was a wonderful mother,grandmother and friend and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
I remember her gentle spirit and helpful nature and will always remember her as an exceptionally special and giving person.
There is a great void to be filled, but I know that the depth of love that you and your family share for each other and for Mama O, will pull you through. Honor her memory with that love and the wonderful memories you share of her.

May God bless, and keep your strong.
Gloria Little

Jean Davis

July 28, 2011

Fond memories are with you, Betty, as you leave those who loved you so very much. We'll miss those good times we shared, from our teenage years, until now. I'll never forget your sweet smile and infectious laugh...was so pleasant to be in your presence.

I love you,


mario kruzait

July 28, 2011

god bless you grandma you will be missed and loved for ever love susan and mario we love you

July 28, 2011

Your #1 Son and Wendy-girl will always love you and honor your memory. You are back in the arms of Dad and surrounded by the Grace of God. We miss you so very much.
Scotty and Wendy Oliver

July 28, 2011

Dear Grandma,
I know you are in Heaven now, surrounded by the ones you love. I miss you so so much. Our talks, our lunch dates, your smell and your hugs. You were always there for me, and everyone else too. I knew I could count on you, your support, opinion, and advice got me through a lot. You will not be forgotten, and you will always be missed. I hate that you left so early. I am thankful for all the memories you gave Aiden, but saddened deeply that Zoey missed out. She will know how special you are, and how special you always will be. I thought you were coming home. In the hospital I promised you milkshakes, and coupons, and vacuuming. I have to accept your in your new home now, with no more pain and discomfort. I know I will think of you daily, and speak to you time to time. Just know I will always love you. And best friends, you will always be mine. Love always and forever, Kristy Oliver Smith