Mrs. Peggy Silvers Winters, age 75 of Lyerly, Georgia, passed away on Friday, January 20, 2023, at Advent Health Redmond Hospital following a brief illness.

Mrs. Winters was born in Calhoun, Georgia on July 26, 1946, the daughter of the late Alvin Silvers and Ethel Perry.  She was a graduate of Trion High School Class of 1965 and a retired hairdresser.  She was a member of Oak Hill Methodist Church in the Oak Hill Community.  Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by father and mother-in-law, Grady and Frances Winters; brothers Mickey Silvers and Jonny Silvers; stepbrother Mike Perry; and close Church friends, Debbie Yarbrough, Jimmie Duke Jones, Betty Smith, and Sara Moseley.

She is survived by the love of her life and husband of 55 years, Ronnie Winters, daughter and son-in law Kristi and Robert Beach; son and daughter-in-law Jason and Abbey Winters; sister-in-law Carol Winters; sisters Mildred Singleton and Kathy Jacobs; a brother Richard Silvers; special nieces Lori Kellett and Lacey Baker, and several other nieces and nephews; grandchildren Gray Beach, Walt Beach, Jack Weaver, Payton Weaver; special great-nieces and nephews Gracie Farmer and her fiancé Doug Colbert, Kylor Kellett, Ruby Kellett, Shelby Baker, Olivia Baker, and Colton Baker; Step-brothers and step-sisters Bobbie Jo Martin, Shirley Perry, and Rick Perry. She was a proud descendant of George Silvers, Revolutionary War Patriot who served alongside George Washington and was present at the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown.

Mrs. Winters was a wonderful and beloved wife, and she was the most amazing mother and grandmother. She grew up in Trion, Georgia as part of a foster home, and she always carried a special love to help foster children.  Prior to her marriage and while her future husband served in Vietnam, she worked at Rich’s Department Store in Atlanta and held the much respected first chair spot in their beauty salon. At her home, she later operated her beauty shop to many longtime customers.  She loved taking trips and cruises, and one of her favorites was a special trip to Paris in 2008 with some of her close friends.  She loved antiquing and had a respected eye for hard to find and now popular primitive furniture pieces over many decades. As a gifted cook, she always enjoyed hosting dinners and parties with family and friends. She loved hosting class and family reunions at a family home she and her husband moved to Oak Hill and remodeled. She enjoyed visiting and talking with her friends, and she always made everyone feel welcomed and loved. Starting new hobbies was a consistent activity for her, and she was a gifted artist, soap maker, and winemaker. She loved selling her homemade goods at Sum-Nelly. At the age of 60, she learned to play the guitar, and her family loved hearing her sing and strum happy birthday to them. Her love of music, especially blue grass and country, stemmed from her close kin with the first family of country music, The Carter Family.  She was a member of the Summerville Victorian Christmas Guild, Chattooga County Schools Reading Buddies Program, and was a dog fosterer with the Animal Advocates of Chattooga County.  Her love of the elderly, children, and animals was widely known and felt.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 22, 2023, at 3:00 PM at Oak Hill Methodist Church with Reverend Jason Willis and Reverend Wayne Pace officiating.  Interment will follow in Oak Hill Methodist Church Cemetery.  Active Pallbearers are Doug Colbert, Gray Beach, Walt Beach, Jack Weaver, Kylor Kellett, Joe Reed, Duane Yarbrough, Kyle Kellett, and Tony Jones.  Honorary pallbearers will be the members of Oak Hill Methodist Church and the Trion High School Class of 1965.

Mrs. Winters will be in state at Oak Hill Methodist Church and the family will receive friends from 1:00 P.M. until the service hour on Sunday.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Oak Hill Methodist Church Cemetery Fund (P. O. Box 336, Lyerly, GA 30730).

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Arrangements are provided by Mason Funeral Home- Summerville, GA.