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Cleveland Foster Oliver, 85, of Gloucester, died Dec. 3, 2011.

Mr. Oliver was born to the late Benjamin Lowry Oliver and Elizabeth Larkin Oliver in Gloucester on Feb. 20, 1926.

Though he was a Gloucester native, he spent most of his life in Northern Virginia. He graduated from Woodward Prep School in Washington, D.C.; served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard in Norfolk, and was associated with the Virginia Pilot Association. His years were spent in sales at Glebe Radio and Appliance, Arlington, and Sears Roebuck & Co.

For 59 years, Cleveland was a Mason belonging to Cherrydale Lodge No. 42; a member of the Arlington Commandery No. 29 Knights Templar, as well as lifetime member of Beech Grove Baptist Church, Coke.

Parents, a sister, Estelle, and brothers, Benjamin, Monroe and Leonard, preceded him in death.

Survivors include sisters, Ann Ruth Nuttall of Gloucester, and Nellie Oliver Grant of Arlington, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service, conducted by the Reverends Clarence Hilling and Bob Robbins, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, in the Chapel of Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point. Interment with Masonic Rites will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday, from 1-1:45 p.m. prior to the service.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Beech Grove Baptist Church, P.O. Box 100, White Marsh, Va. 23183.

Arrangements by Hogg Funeral Home and Crematory, Gloucester Point.