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Stella Mae Bryant Olive

Stella Mae Bryant Olive of Nicholson died Wednesday at the Golden Living Center in Tunkhannock. She was predeceased by her husband, William Torrance Olive.

Stella was born Dec. 18, 1929, in Sparta, White County, Tenn., to the late Charles "Charlie" Elwood and Bertha Mae Ray Bryant. Mrs. Olive worked as a caregiver to children and the elderly in Nicholson for 10 years.

She was a dedicated mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Even though she lived most of her life in Pennsylvania, she never left her southern roots. She always called Cookeville, Tenn., home.

A special thank you to the Lithia Valley Manor and the Golden Living Center for all the wonderful care she received over the years.

She is survived by five daughters, Nancy Olive Aiello and son-in-law, Nick; Shirley Olive Michaels and son-in-law, Paul; Denise Olive Dohoney and son-in-law, Jack; Elizabeth "Beth" Olive and Wanda Olive Wilbur and son-in-law, Jim; one son, Brunswick Olive and daughter-in-law, Nancy Cooper Olive; all of her children live in Pennsylvania. She is also survived by two brothers, Howard Bryant and wife, Reba, of Cookeville, Tenn.; and Thurston Bryant and wife, Eleanor, of Concord, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Stella was also predeceased by her oldest daughter, Brenda Gail Harris; and two brothers, Estel and Charles Bryant.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Charles H. Litwin Funeral Home, 91 State St., Nicholson, with services officiated by President Richard Brock from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Interment will be held in the Nicholson Cemetery.

Friends may call Saturday from noon until service time.

In lieu of flowers, Stella asked that donations be made to the Nicholson Borough Park Fund or the Nicholson Fire Company.

For directions or online condolence, www.litwinfu neralhome.com.

Published in Scranton Times on May 10, 2013
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