Margaret Ellen Spivey, age 88, of East Dublin, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 9, 2020, at Fairview Park Hospital under the care of Serenity Hospice.
Mrs. Spivey was a lifetime resident of Laurens County and was born January 9, 1932, to the late Charlie and Lillie Mae Loyd Norris. She was a graduate of Wilkes High School and attended Middle Georgia College obtaining a Computer Degree. She later graduated from the United School of Music with a degree in Music and was awarded the Georgia School of Excellence Award in 1949 by Governor Herman Talmadge.
Mrs. Spivey loved her church and was a dedicated member of Union Baptist Church, never missing a service in forty-five years. She volunteered and served the church in many capacities, most notably as a Sunday School Teacher, W.M.U. Member, and member of the Church Choir. She was also a member of the Woodmen of the World and volunteered as a Cub Scout Leader, and worked as a substitute teacher at East Laurens High School.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Ovid Spivey, Jr.; daughter, Gail Spivey Lee; sister, Myrtle Norris Smith; brother, Hubert Norris, and brother-in-law, Rueben Smith.
Mrs. Spivey is survived by her son, Gary Spivey (Rosie), of Dublin; grandchildren, Bryan Spivey (Krystal), of Soperton, Daniel Spivey (Amanda), and Michael Spivey, both of Dublin, and Abigail Lee and Joe Lee, both of Bryon; son-in-law, David Lee, of Bryon; great-grandchildren, Walker Spivey, Ethan Spivey, Skylar Spivey, and Layne Spivey, all of Dublin; sister-in-law, Mildred Norris; brother-in-law, James A. Spivey (Betty), of East Dublin; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services for Mrs. Spivey will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at 2:00 PM in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Jordy Barwick will officiate.
Townsend Brothers Funeral Home and Staff respectfully ask all in attendance to follow the social distancing guidelines set by our local health district and the CDC.
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