Henry Olivent

Published 2:26 pm Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The funeral service for Henry Gordon Olivent, 90, of Bainbridge, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 5, at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Mosley officiating.

Interment will be at Sylvania Cemetery. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Olivent was born Sept.. 12, 1920, in Bainbridge, the son of William Lewis Olivent and Zudie Ellen Whigham Olivent, and died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville.

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He was a graduate of Bainbridge High School, Class of 1937, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He owned and operated Henry’s Service Station and Marine Store and later Henry’s Tire Service from 1956 until his retirement in 2009. He was a member of the Bainbridge-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce, V.F.W. Post 4904 and First United Methodist Church. Mr. Olivent was preceded in death by his sister, Virginia Faircloth, his nephew, Melvin Faircloth Jr., and his niece, Linda Faircloth.

Survivors include his brother, W.L. “Bill” Olivent, Jr. and his wife, Bobbie, of Bainbridge; his nieces, Vera Olivent, Donna Spooner and her husband, Shelton, Judy Temples and her husband, Billy, all of Bainbridge, and Jeanette Paul and her husband, Quinton, of Quincy, Fla.; 10 great-nieces and nephews; and seven great-great-nieces and nephews.

Ivey Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.