Nathaniel Oliver

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 14, 2014

July 23, 1949 – March 11, 2014

FAYETTE — Services for Nathaniel Oliver, 64, of Union Church, who died Tuesday, March 11, 2014, after a brief illness, at University Medical Center in Jackson, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Taylor Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Eddie Alsworth officiating.

Burial will follow in Poplar Hill African Methodist Church Cemetery under the direction of Spencer Funeral Home.

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Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral and from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church.

Mr. Oliver was born July 23, 1949, the son of Percy Mason and Winnie Oliver.

As a youth, he attended Liddell High School in Fayette. During his lifetime, he wore many hats. He was employed as a school bus driver, chef, dairy farmer and logger.

For much of his later years, he could be found at work as a tire technician at Pleasant Hill Grocery in Union Church.

During a union of marriage, he was blessed with three beautiful children: his eldest daughter, Catina, his only son and middle child, Christopher and his youngest daughter, Francheska.

Mr. Oliver was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Robert Oliver and Jimmy Mason; and two sisters, Derotha Jackson and Lula Mae Taylor.

Survivors include one son, Christopher Oliver and wife, Faith, of Lithonia, Ga.; Catina Spivey and husband, Terry and Francheska Oliver, all of Jackson; two brothers, Arthur Mason and wife, Helen, of Fayette, and Charles Oliver of Chicago; four sisters, Georgia Jackson and husband, Ned, of Fayette, Ann Jones of Markham, Ill., Cari Mason of Chicago and Martha Crayton of Lorman; one special niece, Theresa Sherman Jackson of Natchez; eight grandsons; two granddaughters; and a number of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.