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“Thinking of you! ”
1 of 23 | Posted by: Daniel Silliman - ME - Friend

“Thinking of You Sylvia and all of your family and friends over the years. Very glad to have crossed your path way back in 1961 and all the assorted...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Daniel L Silliman - ME

“Just Received the sadning news My deepest condolences and love to the rest of the family. I will miss her so much. Love to all Zak ”
3 of 23 | Posted by: Zak Mougharbel - Citrus Heights, CA

“Mary, WT, Patricia, Janie and families: We were saddened to hear of Sylvia's passing. She was a wonderful person that made everyone feel so special...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: Toni Shuck - Bisbee, AZ - Cousin

“I am so sorry for your loss. She was an amazing lady who saw the best in everyone and encouraged them to achieve their dreams. My thoughts and...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Sharon Tebbetts Littlepage - IN

“I was so sorry to hear of the passing of "bean-bean". She always had such a beautiful smile, and a wonderful heart. She always spoke her mind, very...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Elaine Fleming - Lewisburg, KY

“Miss Bivins was my first science teacher in high school twenty years after she taught my mom Gladys Duncan . Her way of teaching help all of her...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: leslie thorp (williams) - KY

“Ms Gentry ( as I knew her) encouraged me to to look beyond where I was at the time and go forward to explore new experiences outside the narrow box...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Teresa Oldham Snider - student

“Tom, I was so sorry to hear of Sylvia's illness and passing. She was such a dear friend, and we had some great times working for the Hopkins County...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Glenda Thornton - KY

“Tom, Dowis and I are so sorry to hear of Sylvia passing. She always was such a sweet person,we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. ”
10 of 23 | Posted by: Dowis &Linda Buchanan - KY

“She taught at West Hopkins we had groc service station & tire store near the school. She was there often and we became friends. My thoughts &...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Muriel Curtright - Madisonville, KY

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Sylvia Bivins. Pat Bryant we are sorry you are going through this difficult time. God bless you and...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: Kenneth and Rebecca Howe - KY

“Dear Tom and Family, Just a note to let you know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Our sincere sympathy, from all of us at the Hopkins...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Devra Steckler - Madisonville, KY

“Family of Sylvia Bivin, I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Sylvia. She will be missed. I feel fortunate to have known her. I extend to you...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Thelma Nadine Carney McNeal - KY

“W.T. and Family, I was saddened to learn of the passing of Sylvia. She will long be remembered for all of the wonderful things that she has done...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Sadie Johnson - Madisonville, KY

“W.T and Family, I was so sorry to hear of Sylvia's death. I know you will all miss her greatly and that many will be grieving with you. Please...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Freddy Stafford - Madisonville, KY

“To Sylvia Gene Bivins family, We want to express to you our heartfelt sympathy. Sylvia was a wonderful person, talented and loving, and we know...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Janet & James Nichols - KY


“I am so very sorry to learn of Sylvia's passing. She was an extraordinary person who would do anything for anyone in need. I worked with her for...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: Debbie Fisher - Madisonville, KY

“Mary, W T and family; I am at a loss for words. Sylvia has been a very special friend to me since 1961 when we first met on our Senior Trips in...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Daniel L Silliman - Portland, ME

“W.T. and family. We are so sorry to hear of sweet Sylvia's passing. She was a wonderful, caring person that will be graetly missed. Love and prayers...Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: Brenda and Niles Howard - GA

“Thru the years Sylvia's friendship has been very special to me. She will be missed! Love the family, Blessings, Ann & Bill Harlan ”
22 of 23 | Posted by: Ann - Greenville, KY - Friend

“Ms. Mary & Family Was so sorry to read of Sylvia's passing..I know sorry doesn't help in this sad time. May God give you and your family...Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: Sandra Whitworth - Central City, KY

LEWISBURG - Sylvia Gene Bivins, 68, of Lewisburg, died Monday, August 13, 2012 at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral, Florida. Mrs. Bivins was born January 22, 1944 in Muhlenberg County. She was a school teacher in Hopkins County, and was a member of New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church in Powderly. She was preceded in death by her father, James Riley Gilbert, and son, Richard Bivins.

Survivors include her husband, W.T. "Tom" Bivins; sons John (Kathy) Bivins of Central City and Mike (Lisa) Bivins of Georgia; mother Mary Penrod Gilbert of Drakesboro; sisters Patricia Gilbert (Errol) Bryant of Beechmont and Mary Jane Gilbert (Jimmy) Bowles of Earlington; and brother Richard "Dickie" (Donna) Penrod of Goshen, IN.

Funeral services and burial are private. Visitation for friends and family, and the community will be Thursday, August 16, 2012 from 3-7PM at Tucker Beechmont Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to The Center for Courageous Kids or Bob Heier Ministries. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at