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Sarah Joyce Oliver

April 30, 1923 — June 18, 2023

Asheboro

 

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

Mrs. Oliver was born in Pinnacle, NC on April 30, 1923 to Ham and Annie Pruitt Joyce. Sarah 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, 2023 from 10:00-10:50 am at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue in Asheboro. Funeral services will follow on Thursday at 11:00 am 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, NC 27203.

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Visitation

Thursday, June 22, 2023

10:00 - 10:45 am (Eastern time)

Pugh Funeral Home - Asheboro

437 Sunset Ave. , Asheboro, NC 27203

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Funeral Service

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Pugh Funeral Home - Asheboro

437 Sunset Ave. , Asheboro, NC 27203

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Burial

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Starts at 11:45 am (Eastern time)

Huldah Baptist Church Cemetery

7187 Old NC Hwy. 13, Asheboro, NC 27205

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