Mary Silvey

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    - Ricky Davidson
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    - Roy Silvey
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Mary Silvey, 81, of Oliver Springs, passed away Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at her home while surrounded by her family.
Mary was born Dec. 4, 1936, in Roane County. She was a lifelong resident of this area and a member and pianist of Orchard View Baptist Church. She was also a former member of Kellytown Baptist Church, where she played the piano for 40 years. Mrs. Silvey worked at the old Hosiery Mill, Ortec, and retired from American Magnetics. She loved to go camping, flowers, music, playing the piano and organ at churches and weddings and, most importantly, she loved spending time with her family. She is preceded in death by her parents,  Walter and Lois Stripling; and by daughter-in-law, Regina Silvey.
Mary is survived by her husband of 61 years, Donald "Bill" Silvey, Oliver Springs; sons, Mark Silvey and Mike Silvey, both of Oliver Springs; grandchildren, Rachael Silvey, Pamela Watkins and Tabitha Barbeau and husband Alex; sister, Pat Sharp and husband Sterling, Knoxville; special family friends, Charlene Berkenstock and Kathy Gambrell; and special cousins, Pete Hatfield, and Susan McGhee.
The family received friends Sunday, Feb. 11, between the hours of 5 and 7 p.m. at Premier Sharp Funeral Home, Oliver Springs. The funeral followed at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastors Joe Samples and Matt Reed officiating. Burial and graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at Oliver Springs Cemetery. The family would like to say a special thank you to Covenant Hospice, Home Health and the MMC staff for their care of Mary during her illness. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Orchard View Baptist Church building fund. An online register is available at
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Published in Roane County News on Feb. 10, 2018