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Community Remembers "Committed Community Servant"

Family and friends of the founder and CEO of Aubrey Silvey Enterprises are saying their last goodbyes this afternoon to the man one person called “one of the greatest citizens in Carroll County.”
 
Mr. T. Aubrey Silvey passed away Sunday at the age of 75.
 
Former Carrollton City Schools Superintendent Tom Upchurch Monday called Silvey a “prime example of servant leadership in our community.” Upchurch added, “To my knowledge, there has never been a more committed community servant.”
 
“Thinking back about what he did (as Chairman Of The Board for what is now BB&T Bank for 30 years)…What he did with the Community Foundation Of West Georgia—being one of the founders of that organization… and the time that he gave to our community and educational endeavors,” Upchurch recalled Monday. “I remember in the 80’s, he came to me and said ‘I want to talk to teachers about workforce development. What we expect in our industry.’ So, we made that one of those things in Carroll County that we would do every year—we would work with Mr. Silvey and others, but he organized it—what students would be expected to do out in the world of work.”
 
 
Silvey is credited as being a founding member of the Community Foundation Of West Georgia. Community Foundation president Kim Jones said Monday that Silvey was the “epitome of southern gentleman.”
 
“He was one of the people who truly invested in The Foundation both personally and professionally… and really believed in us and was such an encourager from the very beginning,” she said. “I certainly think that The Foundation would not be where it is today without Mr. Silvey.”
 
 
Funeral service for Silvey is today at 2:00 at the First Baptist Church.
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