Charles Ed Ivey, 94 of Graceville passed away, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 at the Campbellton-Graceville Hospital. Mr. Ivey was born in Graceville in the Galilee Community on July 9, 1918 to the late Richard Clarence and Emma Williams Ivey. A graduate of Graceville High School Class of 1939. He was married to the love of his life Ganell Smith Ivey, for over 61 years. Mr. Ivey was a retired 1st Sergeant with the U. S. Army
, Veteran of World War II
. As a career military family they traveled and lived across the United States before retiring in Graceville. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Mr. Ivey enjoyed drinking coffee with his buddies of the backroom coffee club at Tri-county Oil and Tire.
Proceeded in death by his beloved wife, Ganell.
Survived by three sons, Richard C. Ivey (Linda), Robert L. Ivey (Marilyn) all of Dothan, and Wilson Ivey (Susan), Graceville; five grandchildren Susannah McCord (Adam), Rich Ivey, Hillary Ivey, Chase Ivey, and Jana Hollingsworth (Jamie); three great grandchildren, Elizabeth Webb, James Webb, and Anderson McCord.
Funeral service were held at 11a.m., Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jason Thrower officiating. Burial followed in Marvin Chapel Cemetery with full military U.S. Army honors, James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing. Family received friends at the church from10 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers family request memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church P.O. Box 376 Graceville, FL 32440 or Covenant Hospice 4215 Kelson Avenue, Suite E Marianna, FL 32446. Family would like to give a special "thank you" to Dr. Steve Davis, nurses and staff.