Margaret Elizabeth Zilke-Oliver

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Margaret Elizabeth Zilke-Oliver, 93, of Swain County in Bryson City, NC passed away 10/12/16 at Sunrise Assisted Living, Phoenix, AZ.

Funeral Service will be held 4:00 PM Friday October 21, 2016, at Crisp Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Ray Ball officiating. Internment will follow in Swain Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 3:00 PM until 4:00 PM Friday at the Chapel of Crisp Funeral Home.

Mrs. Oliver was born 3/26/1923 to the late Rufus & Cora Johnson. Before retiring, she had been employed by the Board of Education in East Hartford, CT for 25 years. She was a homemaker, a member of Victory Baptist Church, a loving wife, mother, grandmother & great grandmother.

She leaves to cherish her memory, one daughter Diane Norris of Albany, GA; one son, Bruce Zilke of Fountain Hills, AZ; one sister, Nettie Gatti of East Hartford, CT; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren also survive.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Berlin Oliver of Bryson City & her husband of 36 years, George P. Zilke who passed away in 1984. She was also preceded in death by brother William Johnson and brother Alonzo Johnson.

Smoky Mountain Times

Mailing Address:
PO Box 730
1 River Street
Bryson City, NC 28713 
Phone: 828-488-2189
Fax: 828-488-0315