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Family-Placed Death Notice
Moncher Lee Ivey went peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior on the 8th of July 2013. Lee was a devout Christian and a loving example to his family, church and many friends. He was a former deacon and Sunday school teacher at Wieuca Rd. Baptist Church. He was born in Albany, Ga. in 1924, the son of M.L. and Inez Gaughf Ivey of Warwick, Ga. Mr. Ivey graduated from North Georgia College and The University of Georgia in 1947 where he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha social fraternity. Mr. Ivey served as a U.S. Navy officer aboard the USS English DD696 during WWII and was recalled to active duty for the Korean war, serving 19 months there as Gunnery Officer aboard the USS Brinkley Bass DD887. Lt. Ivey was awarded the Navy commendation medal with the Combat "V" distinguishing device and the Korean Presidential Citation. He wrote a volume of short stories about very human and /or humorous events during his service, entitled "Tin Can Tales", several of which have been published in the nationally circulated "Tin Can Newspaper". Mr. Ivey was preceded in death by his former wife, Betty L. Helms Ivey, of Montgomery, Alabama. He is survived by daughters Ms. Virginia C. Ivey, of Alpharetta, Ga. and Mrs. Mary Ellen Miller of Bonita Springs, Florida, two granddaughters Mrs. Jennifer Wickstrom and Mrs. Amanda Duncan, both of Estero, Florida, two great grandchildren and close friend, Rena Lill. Friends and family will be holding a prayer service and celebration of his life in Albany, Georgia in the fall.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on July 21, 2013