AUGUSTA, Ga. - Jay Richard Ivey, 57, died December 25, 2012 in hospice care at Trinity Hospital, Augusta, GA. He was born in Augusta on October 31, 1955, the only child of Jack and Margaret Ivey. Jay graduated from Westside High School in 1974 and attended Augusta College. He was a carpenter and contractor who plied his trade in Beaufort, SC and Florida. Jay worked in residential construction on Fripp Island and Harbor Island. He also built movie sets in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami. Jay was married for 13 years to Maura Ivey, Eden, NC. He most recently lived in Daytona Beach, FL before returning to Augusta in 2011. He most enjoyed sailing and playing guitar. He is survived by his mother, Margaret Ivey, Jacksonville, FL and three children: Ashley Ivey, Richard Ivey, and Michael Ivey, all of Augusta. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm, Saturday, January 5, The Quest Church, 4020 Washington Rd. Martinez.
Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Jan. 4, 2013