Clarence Sedberry Olive ’44

Clarence Sedberry Olive ’44, of Fayetteville, N.C., died Aug. 2. He was born in Fayetteville on Nov. 27, 1920, to the late Ruth Sedberry Olive and Dr. Robert Milton Olive Sr. Dr. Olive graduated from Oak Ridge Military Academy, attended Davidson College, and graduated from Wake Forest University. He graduated from the Dental School of the University of Maryland in Baltimore and did postgraduate work in oral surgery at the Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and served as a captain in the Air Force in the Korean War. He returned to Fayetteville to practice dentistry with his father and continued his practice after Dr. Olive, Sr. retired. He practiced dentistry in Fayetteville for 43 years with care, compassion, and humor for all of his patients. He was a member of the American Dental Association and the North Carolina Dental Association. He was a lifetime member of Hay Street United Methodist Church, where he served on various boards and committees and as a Sunday school teacher for many years. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ann Magerstadt Olive, 1805 Lakeshore Dr., Fayetteville, N.C. 28305-5240; two sons, George Hunter Olive (Mary Erwin) and Winston Magerstadt Olive (Renee); a daughter, Therese Ann Cherry (James); six grandchildren, Robert Sisk Olive (Shelby), George Sedberry Olive, Edith Ann Olive, Copeland Craig Cherry, Allison Magerstadt Olive, and Austin Hood Olive; and one great-granddaughter, Emily Kathryn Olive.