Connie E. Oliver

9:20 am | September 26, 2012

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” II Timothy 4:7-8 

Mrs. Connie E. Oliver, 65, 1709 Bristol Highway, Elizabethton, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2012, at her residence following a courageous battle with cancer after extended treatments at Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center in Nashville.

A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Earl O. and Theddy M. Turbyfield Rasnick.

Connie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Oliver, of the home; a daughter, Patti Eggers and husband Travis, Elizabethton; a son, Terry Oliver and wife Brenda, Elizabethton; grandchildren, Cody Eggers, McKenzie Eggers, Hannah Oliver, Kayla Peterson and Anna Peterson; great-grandson, Brycen Ridge Eggers; brothers, Mike Rasnick and wife Kathy, Watauga, Jeff Rasnick and wife Arzella, Watauga, Tim Rasnick and wife Debbie, Elizabethton, and Doug Rasnick and special friend, Shelby Cole, Elizabethton; and sisters, Judy Clawson and husband Bill, Elizabethton, Debbie Jarnigan and husband Rev. Albert Jr., Elizabethton, Gail Hoilman and husband Lee, Spruce Pine, N.C., Cathy Massengill and husband Harold, Watauga, Martha Humphrey, Elizabethton, and Gena Minton and husband Bobby, Watauga. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

The funeral service for Mrs. Oliver will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, September 27, at Fairview Baptist Church, Watauga Road, with Connie’s brother, Mr. Doug Rasnick, and Pastor Kenneth Jordan officiating. Music will be under the direction of Doug Childers and Emery Cordell, soloists, and Carson Peters, fiddler. The family will receive friends at the church from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, prior to the funeral service, or at the home of her daughter, Patti Eggers, 117 Jamie Elaine Drive, Elizabethton, at other times. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, September 28, in the Rasnick Cemetery with the Rev. David Ward officiating. Active pallbearers will be Temmy Roberts, Billy Clawson, Bryan Clawson, Junior Humphrey, Eli Rasnick, Joshua Rasnick, Daniel Rasnick and Allen Jarnigan. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Fairview Baptist Church. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Friday for the graveside service. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Cancer Society, c/o Lou Cooter, 415 Washington Avenue, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting our website at

Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the Oliver family. Office (423) 543-5544.

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