The Transylvania Times -

Oliver Hamilton Orr Jr.


January 29, 2018

Oliver Hamilton Orr Jr., died peacefully Jan. 20, 2018, at his home in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Born in Brevard Oct. 6, 1921, he was the son of Oliver Hamilton and Jennie Taylor Orr.

His ancestors, principally immigrants from Scotland, England and Germany, settled in western North Carolina in the 18th century.

He was educated in Transylvania County schools; Brevard College, where he was chosen a member of the College Hall of Fame; and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, from which he received A.B. and Ph.D. degrees.

His religious preference was Methodist.

He met his wife Ad...

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