Anne Oliver “Bunny” Walker, 74, of Granite Quarry, NC, passed away Friday, January 3, 2020, at Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House in Salisbury, NC.
She was born February 1, 1945 on St. Simons Island to Oliver Walker and Nan Hickox Walker and was the third of four daughters. Her family moved to Blackshear, Ga during the year of her birth. Growing up, she attended the First Baptist Church in Blackshear with her family and attended local schools. In 1961, her family moved to Granite Quarry, NC, where they operated Walker Industries, Inc, until retiring in 1974. She took ownership of the family-owned Walker Mobile Home Park in Granite Quarry, NC in 2014 and operated it until her death.
After graduating from high school, she became a hairdresser and worked for several years in Salisbury, NC before moving to Atlanta where she worked her way up to become executive assistant to an insurance executive. She later became a successful real estate agent for Coldwell Banker and later with Keller Williams, until moving back to Granite Quarry in 2009.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Nan and Oliver; her sisters Janis Kaye Walker, Olivia Walker Mullis and Elaine Walker Andrews; her maternal grandparents, Harley and Annie Henderson Hickox and her paternal grandparents, James and Kizzie Johns Walker.
Survivors include her nieces, Jennifer H. Kremer (Brian Kremer), Chapel Hill, NC and her daughter Harley Kremer, and Andrea A. Jones (Richard Jones), Benson, NC and her children Ryne Jones and Haley Jones; cousins Patricia (Patty) W. Hurst, Woodstock, NY and her daughters, Josie Baucom and Jessica Baucom Childs, and Lee G. Hall, Concord, NC and her daughters Rachael S. Dorton (Christopher Dorton), Augusta and Michael Rose Bostick (Earnest “Trey” Bostick III), Concord, NC; grandcousins, Diggy B. Lessard, Niko M. Poort, Julep J. W. Baucom-Poort, Rider M. Childs, Paxis L. Childs, Erin S. Dorton and Elijah E. Bostick and additional cousins and their children and grandchildren.
A graveside gathering will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9 from the Brookhill Memorial Gardens, Rockwell, NC.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Atlanta Cancer Care Foundation (5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd. Ste. 1100, Atlanta, GA 30342) or at www.atlantacancercarefoundation.org/donate, in the name of Anne Oliver Walker.
Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.
Powles Staton Funeral Home of Rockwell, NC, is assisting the Walker family.