Flora Bridges Ivey, 82, died Dec. 22.
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She was born on May 29, 1931, on Bridges Mountain. She was a member of Lick Fork Baptist Church. ÊShe was a loving wife, mommy and mamaw.
She was a nurturing caregiver, always taking care of her husband and her children. ÊShe loved working in her vegetable garden and growing flowers. ÊShe also loved to cook and to quilt.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dennie and Bertha King Bridges; husband, Alex Neal Ivey, Jr.; brothers, David, Odom, Willie, Kenneth, Charles and Lendon Bridges; sisters, Julia Norman and Elma Botts.
She is survived by three daughters and their husbands, Mary Helen and Bobby Ellard, Bobbie and Arvil Lewallen, ÊNadine and Victor Pierce; four sons and their wives, Bruce and Naomi Ivey, Ted Ivey, Randy and Charlene Ivey and Ernie and Peggy Ivey. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren, Cheryl and David Lowe, Jeannie and Troy McDaniel, Juanita Blankenship, Linda and Lindsay Meredith, Matthew and LeAnn Ellard, Robbie and Michelle Ivey, Jason and Afton Ivey, April and Jamie Cook, Dustin Ivey, Shawn and Stephanie Ivey, Felicia Hill, Barbara Hill, Miranda and David Underwood, Alex Ivey and Dawson Ivey; Ê25 great grandchildren, Andrew and Michaella McDaniel, Rebecca and Cody Pennington, Chase McDaniel, Jonathon Meredith, Madaline Ellard, Samantha Ivey, Issiah Ellard, Kaitlyn Dople, Sarah Blankenship, MaKayla Ward, Jacob Ellard, Dylan Ivey, Chandler Dople, Isaac Ivey, William Ivey, Braden Dople, Jeremiah Ivey, Blake Yancey, Elijiah Ivey, Kayden Underwood, Brantley Underwood, Noah Ivey, Audreyanna Underwood, Cassie Ellard and Levi Ellard; Êone sister, Nora, and husband, Raymond Terry, and one brother, Ray, and wife, Bobbie Bridges; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Dec. 26 at Harp Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jennings Terry, the Rev. Jason Ivey and the Rev. Shawn Ivey.
Interment was at Valley View Cemetery.
Harp Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Published in LaFollette Press on Jan. 2, 2014
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