Imogene Ivey, 87 of Graceville, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 at Flowers Hospital. Mrs. Ivey was born in Troy, AL on Aug. 25, 1925 to the late James F. and Kate Head Gardner. A beloved mother and grandmother, Mrs. Ivey retired from Phillips Van Heusen in Hartford, Ala., following over 35 years and was a member of Goodwill Baptist Church in Goshen, Ala.
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Proceeded in death by her husband, Buddy Ivey; son, Morris Ivey; daughter Gail Ivey; two grandsons, Joel Ivey, and Jason Ivey, and two sons-in-law Clifford Clark and Clark Reeves.
Survived by six children, Faye Clark, Graceville, Betty Reeves, Hodgesville, Ala., Hoyt Ivey (Eva), Kingwood, Texas, Ronny Ivey (Nina) Edgewater, Glenda Singletary (Roger), Slocomb, Ala., and Gloria Ivey Williams, Graceville; brother, Hillis Gardner, Troy, Ala.; two sisters-in-law, Jo Gardner, and Sue Gardner, Atlanta, Ga.; 17 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held at 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 at Galilee United Methodist Church with Roger Singletary, Ronny Ivey and Hoyt Ivey officiating. Burial followed in church cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing. Family received friends at the church from 1:30 p.m. until time of service. Flowers accepted or family request those wishing to make memorials to Galilee United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund. Expressions of sympathy can be made at http://www.jamesandlipford.com/
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Feb. 13, 2013