Gary Farrell Ivey

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Gary Farrell Ivey
Retired DSM-Austin Industries & Clearwater Finishing Plant
BATH, SC - Mr. Gary
Farrell Ivey, age 79, of Pine Grove Road, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home on Sunday, June 14, 2015.
Mr. Ivey was born in Johnstown, SC, and made Bath, SC, his lifelong home. He was a dedicated member of the First Baptist Church of Langley for more than sixty years and also enjoyed being a member of the Ivey Club at Pine Grove Baptist Church, which was founded by his late mother. Mr. Ivey proudly served his country in the US Army and was a patron of the Horse Creek-Midland Valley Veterans Park in Bath.
He worked at the Clearwater Finishing Plant for 39 years and retired after 16 years of service from DSM-Austin Industries in Augusta, GA, a career which took him from corporate offices in New York City to plants in Argentina. An avid golfer, Mr. Ivey was a member of the former Highland Park Golf Club and a founding member in 1962 of the Midland Valley Golf Club. He was an ardent supporter of the Masters Tournament since the 1950s and loved the camaraderie that transpired on the golf course. Some of his fondest memories were playing Augusta National numerous times, shooting a low score of 68, three career holes-in-one, and playing with the same foursome for more than 40 years. After family, church, and golf, his other passions were singing southern gospel music, maintaining his 42 acres of land, and metalwork.
Mr. Ivey is survived by his wife of sixty-one years, Edna Beck Ivey of the home; a nephew, Cody L. Anderson; nieces, Helen Beck Waters, Bath, SC; Barbara Jean Beck Senterfeit, Batesburg, SC; Rhonda Beck Baker, Graniteville, SC; nephews, Jerry Beck, Aiken, SC; Ronelle
(Jolene) Scott, Langley, SC; Donnie Beck, Hephzibah, GA, Danny Beck, Martinez, GA; Mike Beck, Augusta, GA;
and Ralph Beck, Cape Girardeau, MO; an aunt, Juanita Matthews, Huntsville, SC; uncle, Ralph Evans, Irmo, SC; cousins, Lee Ivey, Graniteville, SC, Peggy Kitchens, Aiken, SC, and Cathy Dockal, Jackson, SC; special friends who were more like family, Debby and Mike Markwalter, North Augusta, SC; Donny Green, North Augusta, SC; Dale Green, St. Petersburg, FL; Deanna and Dr. Terry Ellis, Evans, GA; Diane Green, North Augusta, SC; and a host of extended family, church family and friends.
Mr. Ivey was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Lola Mae Evans Ivey, and by long-time family friends, Pic and Yoshiko "Mechiko" Green and many extended family members.
Friends may call this Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 o'clock at George's Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be conducted Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 11 o'clock from the First Baptist Church of Langley. The Reverend Ken Garvin will officiate. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Tommy Padgett, Buck Wilson, Gregg Cato, Larry Latta,
Donnie Green, and Dale Green.
The family extends sincere thanks to Ed Hatcher and the staff of Hatcher Funeral Home for their friendship and professional assistance with the funeral services.
Memorial contributions may be directed to First Baptist Church of Langley, P.O. Box 321, Langley, SC, 29834.
The Historic George Funeral Home, 211 Park Avenue SW, Aiken, SC, 29801 (803.649.6234) is in charge of arrangements.
Expressions of sympathy for the Ivey family may be left by visiting
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Hatcher Funeral Home
3464 Jefferson Davis Highway
Graniteville, SC 29829
(803) 593-8778
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star from June 15 to June 16, 2015
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