Carole Oliver

Carole Coan Oliver

KANNAPOLIS - Carole Joyce Coan Oliver, 77, of Kannapolis, passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at her residence. Her death follows a period of declining health.

Mrs. Oliver was born Jan. 10, 1936, in Cabarrus County, a daughter of the late Thomas Guy and Viola Estaline King Coan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister and a brother.

Mrs. Oliver was a graduate of Winecoff High School, where she was on the girls basketball team, and was a graduate of Kings Business College. She retired in 1998 after 30 years of service to Rowan County Schools, where she was a financial secretary.

She and her husband Chuck enjoyed traveling in their RV, blue grass music and she was an avid treasure hunter. Mrs. Oliver will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Survivors include her husband Chuck of 56 years; a daughter, Tina Oliver-Link and husband Don of Concord; a son, Chip Oliver and wife Karen of Mount Pleasant; grandchildren Coan, Logan, Nash, Stokes and Mary Ellis Link, and Cameron Oliver; a brother; Paul Coan and his wife Pug of China Grove; sisters Ruth Nash of Concord, Sarah Roberts of Salisbury and Rachel Holleman and husband Earl of Concord; sister-in-law Katherine Dailey and husband Pete of Greenville, Fla.

Service and Visitation: A memorial service celebrating the life of Mrs. Oliver will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 at Brookdale Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Hubbard officiating. The family will receive friends following the memorial service at church.

Memorials: The family suggests memorials be made to , 222 Church St., Suite 303, Charlotte, NC 28202; or , Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215-3220

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Published in Salisbury Post on Feb. 12, 2013