She was born in Gordon County on September 20, 1917, daughter of the late Andrew Jackson Kay and Ostra Ovalee Duncan Kay. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Jensen Pilcher; brothers, Arthur Kay and C.M. Kay; and sisters; Battie Sutton, Bertha Dutton, Lois Pendley, Jessie Parker, Carrebelle Stephens, Clara Proctor, Effie McDearis, Ruby Colston, Frances Smith and Emma Kay.
Mrs. Pilcher was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in the Sonoraville Community, where she had served as Choir Director and sang with various gospel groups over the years.
Survivors include two daughters, Patsy Silvers and her husband Charles of Fairmount, and Jane Dobbins and her husband Mike of Resaca; four grandchildren, Kasey Stone and her husband Chris, Brent Silvers and his wife Kelly, Angie Dobbins, and Charles Dobbins; and two great-grandchildren, Brandon Stone and Aspen Stone. A host of nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie (Kay) Pilcher were conducted Monday, October 22, 2012 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home, with Dr. James Shope, Mike Dobbins and Rev. Jason Parker officiating. Active pallbearers included Steve Rickett, Jeffrey Dutton, Scotty Kay, Dennis Miller, Charles Dobbins and Billy Kay. Deacons and their wives of Bethlehem Baptist Church served as honorary escort. Interment followed in Gordon Memorial Gardens.
The Pilcher family received friends at Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home Sunday, Oct. 21 from 5-9 p.m.
Online condolences and be expressed and the guest book may be signed at www.maxbrannonandsons.com. Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home, a legacy of compassion and care, is conducting the funeral services.