OBITUARY

Mrs. Majorie Evelyn ORear

November 8, 1925March 27, 2019

Margie Holland O’Rear passed away March 27, 2019 in Jasper. Her funeral will be held at Northside Baptist Church Saturday afternoon, March 30, 2019. Visitation with family will be from 12 until 2 p.m., with Kilgore-Green Funeral Home directing. Memorial service at 2 p.m., followed by a reception for friends and family in the Church fellowship hall. A graveside service for family at Walker Memory Gardens will take place after the reception. Margie was born November 8, 1925 in Nauvoo. A member of the Greatest Generation, she boarded a train to Detroit the day after her graduation from Walker County High School in 1944 to work in a manufacturing plant supporting the war effort. At the end of World War II she moved back to Jasper, and married in 1947. Margie had a strong work ethic instilled by her parents and life experiences. An independent spirit, she held jobs all her adult life until retiring at age 85 after serving thirty years as a secretary at Northside Baptist Church. Always witty, she would end each work day at Northside with the announcement, “Elvis has left the building.” Margie’s life was dedicated to her family. She selflessly loved and cared for her husband, parents, and parents-in-law during their lengthy illnesses. She was an enthusiastic supporter of all her daughter’s hopes and dreams. She spoiled her granddaughter and great grandchildren at every opportunity. She loved her sisters with all her heart. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold O’Rear; her parents, Hilliard and Lillian Holland; her sister, Frances Holland Barnett; and her son-in-law, Robert Neal Olive. Margie is survived by her daughter, Debbie O’Rear Olive; granddaughter, Leigh Olive Mowry and her husband, Bryan Mowry; great grandchildren, Holland and Robert Mowry; sister, Bettie Holland Thompson; and much-loved nephews, nieces and their families.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, March 30, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 30, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, March 30, 2019
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Mrs. Majorie Evelyn ORear

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