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Boyette, Ollie Pope

Ollie Pope Boyette


In Honor
0llie Pope Boyette

Born December 1, 1913
Parents: John Thomas and Betty Ferrell Pope
Married: June 10, 1932 Larry Worth Boyette

Larry Worth Boyette
March 20, 1911 - February 21, 1964

Son of Larry Bryant and Mary Thompson Boyette
Children: Worth Pope Boyette Mildred Dianne Boyette Hales Betty Jane Boyette Bass Sandra DeEtt Boyette Vaughn Larry Bryant Boyette

 

Donors - Daughters Betty Jane, Diane and DeEtt.


Miss 0llie, as she is affectionately known, started school at Moore's School near her home, graduated from Glendale High School as Valedictorian of her class, married at eighteen years and was widowed at forty-eight. She and her husband had raised their children on the farm where the Boyettes had lived for generations.


Her early widowhood prompted her to seek public work and learn to drive a car. Today, at 84, she is known as the best hot dog maker in Kenly - where she still makes them two days a week.
Through the years, Miss 0llie has been and still is active in the Glendale and Johnston County Homemakers Clubs and in the Center Ridge Presbyterian Women of the church, holding various offices in each. She has volunteered at the Tobacco Farm Life Museum two days a month since its inception. Her other hobbies include gardening, reading and meeting new people.


Miss 0llie's children say she always has time for her family and, "is a kind, wonderful and understanding person - a good listener. She'll listen and let you talk until you solve a problem, but she won't make a decision for you! We can't imagine her bright outlook on life after losing her husband and both her sons. As she says about others, 'She's got a lot of grit in her craw'."
Miss 0llie says she is right where she wants to be at this stage in her life.

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