SPIVA, Virginia Estelle
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Mrs. Virginia Estelle Spiva, age 75, of St. Hwy 325, Blairsville, GA passed away Friday, February 21, 2014 at Union General Hospital following an extended illness. She was born March 8, 1938 in Richlands, VA to the late Archie Bascom and Ada Estelle (Vance) Keen. Mrs. Spiva was a loving mother, sister and grandmother. She loved slot machines and slot tournaments. Mrs. Spiva worked with the Gemini program in Arizona in the 1960’s. She was still employed with Lockheed as a Supervisor after 48 years. Mrs. Spiva was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Walter Spiva in 1998 and a sister, Lytie Slate in 1988. She was a member of Eastwood Baptist Church in Marietta, GA. Survivors include her children, Angie and James Thomas of Elljay, GA, Keith Spiva of Woodstock and Warren Long of Blairsville, GA, brother, Daniel and Judy Keen of Swords Creek, VA, sisters, Alice Albert of Rockingham, NC and Ruth Byrd of Swords Creek, VA, grandchildren, Katherine Wood, Jason Spiva, Joshua Spiva Poole, Stephen Long, Levi Thomas and Hannah Thomas, eleven great grandchildren, many of her coworkers, many other relatives and friends also survive. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. G.R. Graves and Rev. James Thomas officiating. Music will be by the Heard Family and Bernard Cornwell. Pallbearers will be Levi Thomas, Joshua Spiva-Poole, Jason Spiva, Gene Albert, Randy Spiva and Timothy Wood. Honorary Pallbearers will be Willie White, Kurtez Troutman, Jamie Welborn, Wayne Timpson, Joel Fortune, Jerry Garland and Randy Elliott. Interment will follow in Shady Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery where she will rest next to her beloved husband, Walt. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday evening from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the family guest book and send condolences to the family on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com

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