Published 10:54 am Thursday, February 9, 2023

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Lawrence Henry Oliver, age 86, and a resident of the Enon Community died Wednesday morning Feb. 8, 2023 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was born in San Francisco, Calif. on October 22, 1936 and later served his country as a tank driver in the United States Army. Lawrence was a longtime active member of Mt. Zion United Pentecostal Church. He enjoyed fishing and spoiling his beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The holidays were very important to him and the memories of special Christmas presents for his family and Easter egg hunts for the adults and children will last forever.

He is survived by: two sons and daughters-in-law: Don and Robin Oliver of Bogalusa,

Doug and Tami Oliver of Alexandria, La.; two daughters and sons-in-law: Joyce and Jim Weaver,

Ruth and Rick Naquin all of Franklinton; grandchildren and spouses: Andrew Oliver, Alicia Oliver, Lauren and Jason Covey, Ashley and Dan Ryan, Sharon Nicole Oliver, Kaitlyn and Wade Wells, Kenneth Phrampus, Michael Weaver, Melody and Bo Galloway, Kyle and Trista Weaver, Tabitha and Damon Starnes, Michael Frere, Sarah and Joe Martin; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law: Albert and Sandy Oliver of Bogalusa; brother-in-law: Garland Provost of Franklinton; sister-in-law: Judy Wheat of Texas; also several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years Hershe Lee Provost Oliver, parents Albert Arthur Oliver and Ruby McCollum Oliver, a brother Donald, sisters Marilyn and Catherine.

Visitation will be at Mt. Zion Pentecostal Church (18018 Lee Road, Franklinton, LA 70438) on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the church at 2 p.m. Saturday with Rev. Bryan Bates and Rev. Leon Hickman officiating. Burial will follow in the Spencer Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial donations to Mt. Zion Pentecostal Church at the address above.

Pallbearers: Kenneth Phrampus, Kyle Weaver, Bo Galloway, Joe Martin, Christian Provost, Joseph Graffanini, Seth Post.

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