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Sarah Oliver

Sarah Joyce Oliver

ASHEBORO — Sarah Joyce Oliver, age 100, of Asheboro passed away on June 18, 2023, at Cross Road Retirement Community.


Mrs. Oliver was born in Pinnacle on April 30, 1923, to Ham and Annie Pruitt Joyce.


She was a hard worker and was formerly employed with Walker Shoe Company as a machine operator. She was a member of Sawyersville Wesleyan Church. 


Sarah loved to cook and her specialties were persimmon pudding and coconut pie. 


In addition to her parents, Sarah was preceded in death by her husband, John Oliver; daughter, Maxine Pugh; son, John Wayne Neal; 6 brothers; and 3 sisters.


She is survived by her sons, Rick Neal (Berta) of Asheboro and David "Randy" Neal (Lou Ann) of Asheboro; grandchildren, Wendy (Jimmy), Jennifer (Bill), Rodney (Candy), Jason (Erin), Jake (Erin), and Jaron; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Trevor, Katie, Lauren, Caroline, Aaron, Parks, Kieran, Larin, Zeke, Jude, and Levi; and sisters, Patsy Brown of Asheboro and Jeral Purvis of Asheboro.


The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 22, from 10-10:50 a.m. at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue., Asheboro.


Funeral services will follow on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Jeff Garner and Jake Neal officiating. Burial will be held at the Huldah Baptist Church Cemetery.


Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph, 416 Vision Dr., Asheboro, 27203.