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Olive Major

Mrs. Olive “Alice” Major, a long time Sanford resident, passed away peacefully Thursday August 11th, 2016 at Cambridge Hills assisted living in Pittsboro, NC. A Memorial service will be held at 3:00pm Saturday October 1, 2016 in the Casey Chapel at St Luke United Methodist Church.


She was born Oct 3rd, 1921 in Melrose Massachusetts, was 94 years old, the daughter of Harold and Alice Boulter. She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, William J. “Bill” Major Sr. and they are now reunited for eternity. Alice was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. She was an avid golfer and bridge player who eagerly joined in family competitions of Parcheesi, croquette and poker dice.


She will be sorely missed by her five children, William J. Major Jr. of Chapel Hill, NC; Bruce A Major of New Port Beach, Ca; Robert A. Major of Ashville, NC; Carol P. Major of Bedford, VA and Cheryl A. (Major) Henderson of Pittsboro, NC. She also had Six Grandchildren and Eight Great Grandchildren.


A Memorial Service will be held at a future date.


In lieu of flowers, donations to the Shriners Children’s Hospital or the Masonic Home for Children of Oxford NC would be appreciated.

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Cheryl Ann Aug 19 2016 12:00 AM

Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your sweet mother. I had the pleasure of getting to know her when I was working in activities at Cambridge Hills. She had such a sweet sweet soul. God bless you Alice!

Lisa Ziblay Aug 12 2016 12:00 AM