She was born August 26, 1927 in Wirt County, a daughter of the late Ward and Linnia Price Dye.
Sylvia was a homemaker and a member of Faith Baptist church in Vienna.
She is survived by her husband Norvil Deem whom she married August of 1980. Four sons; James Richards (Gina) and Carey Richards all of Vienna, Craig Richards (Julia) of Concord, N.C. and Brian Richards (Billie) of Parkersburg. Two step-daughters; Linda R. Walker (Mark) of Plane, Texas and Kimberly Brundige (Ed) of Commerce, Georgia. Twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Two brothers; Carl Dye (Betty) of Pettyville, W.Va. and Basil Dye (Roberta) of Palestine, W.Va. One sister; Mary Faust of Johnstown, Pa. and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by four brothers; Clifford, Award, Melvin and Doral Dye, and one sister; Thelma.
Funeral services for Sylvia will be held 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 3005 Grand Central Ave. Vienna, W.Va., with Pastor Jim Yoak officiating. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery in Roane county. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00-4:00 P.M. and one hour prior to the services Wednesday at the funeral home.
On line condolences may be sent to the family at www.lamberttatman.com.