Juliet Ruth Oliver Tarver passed away on April 15th, 2022 at North Springs Assisted Living in Claxton, Ga. She was surrounded by family and friends. Juliet was born October 21, 1930, to A.G. Oliver and Ruth Sikes Oliver. She lived her entire life in Glennville. She is survived by children Timothy Mills Tarver (Donna) , Kenneth Andrew Tarver (Kim), and Laura Tarver Cormier (Kevin) of Jacksonville Fl. She had 10 grandchildren: Travis Tarver, Trent Tarver (Shae), Thomas Tarver, Drew Tarver, Katelyn Tarver Blaise (David Blaise), Amanda Tarver, Jake Tarver (Halie Rash), Kara Cormier, Ginni Cormier (Alan Hackney) and Tanner Cormier, 4 great-grandchildren Penelope Tarver, Eden Tarver, Mary Palmer Hackney, and Sawyer Hackney along with several nieces and nephews.
Juliet was preceded in death by her husband Ernest Mills Tarver, her father A. G Oliver, mother Ruth Sikes Oliver, and her brothers, Gordon Oliver, Clinton Oliver, and Hugh Oliver.
As a child, Juliet grew up on North Caswell Street in Glennville. Her mom Ruth operated a small dairy in town and one of Juliet's experiences was to sit on the back of a truck converted to a delivery vehicle and deliver milk in glass bottles to doorsteps around town. She also spent time at Shellman Bluff as she was growing up in the 1940s.
Juliet went to grade school in Glennville and graduated from Georgia Teachers College in Statesboro (now Georgia Southern University). She met Mills Tarver (from Millen, Georgia) at college and they married in 1951. Growing up in Glennville, Juliet taught music at Glennville Elementary School, her classes were held in the auditorium. In addition to music classes, she taught Glee Club and church choir. She loved to teach harmony to the many students that passed through her classes. Juliet and other mothers formed Cub Scout groups - many boys went through the club and would go on to become Boy Scouts. A member of First Baptist Church for many years, Juliet taught Sunday School and was involved in summer Bible School. She was a follower of Christ and an Evangelical. The call of her personal evangelism and the mission of her church were very dear to her heart.
As an adult, Juliet's interests included art and local history. She took classes to learn oil painting and watercolor techniques. Many of Juliet's paintings hang in local homes and businesses in Glennville. Juliet was also involved in the historical efforts of the Glennville Centennial. Along with others she was involved in documenting the history of homes in town to coincide with the Glennville Centennial celebration in 1994 and the opening of the Glennville Museum that same year.
Spending the summer at Shellman Bluff was a constant enjoyment for Juliet and her family. From the time her father built a house on the bluff in the 1940s until the summer of 2021 she enjoyed the salt air. fishing, and throwing a cast net.
Visitation will begin at 2:00 pm Monday, April 25, 2022 at Brannen-Kennedy Funeral Home. Funeral will follow at 3:00 pm at the chapel of Brannen-Kennedy Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Glennville City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to North Springs Assisted Living, 4 North Spring Street ,Claxton,GA 30417 or First Baptist Church, 321 W. Barnard Street,Glennville, GA 30427
Care and services are entrusted to Brannen Kennedy Funeral Home of Glennville, Georgia
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