Mr. Charles Edison Ivey, 83

Mr. Charles Edison Ivey, 83, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.


A graveside service will be held at1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 in Alta Vista Cemetery. Dr. Bill Coates will officiate. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.


Born on June 13, 1937 in Gainesville, he was the son of the late Clarence Edison and Frances Elizabeth Stewman Ivey. He was retired from the Department of Transportation where he worked in the Safety Training Office. Mr. Ivey was a veteran of the United States Army National Guard and a member of First Baptist Church.


Mr. Ivey is survived by his wife of 62 years, Peggy Head Ivey of Gainesville; son and daughter in law, Tim and Amie Ivey of Gainesville and brother in law, Billy Head of Gainesville.


In lieu of flowers please make donations to Humane Society of Northeast Georgia 845 West Ridge Rd.  Gainesville, Ga 30501.


Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA  30504 is in charge of arrangements.


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Jody Whisenant 2021-01-10 17:15:56
Dear Peggy and Tim: It is with a heavy heart that I send my deepest condolences on your loss of Charles. I thought highly of him and always enjoyed his visits. He was genuine "good people". May God grant you peace as you deal with his loss and know because of God's enormous grace you will see your husband and father again in a better circumstance. Jody Whisenant
Laland Owens 2021-01-10 19:38:50
About forty five years ago I became one of Charles’ “new best friends”. The new changed to old but friendship remained. Charles felt comfortable sharing his life with me. He made me feel special. The work, hunting and fishing are easy to share, emotions are something else. Charles honored our friendship with the depth of his confidence, and by doing so increased my gratitude for all friendships.
Susan Medrow 2021-01-11 12:09:04
Tim, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I really enjoyed hearing the stories you would tell about your Dad.
Scott and Judy Jarrett 2021-01-11 14:23:19
Charles was a great friend and neighbor, he will be truly missed. Peggy a entire family please know you are truly in our prayers. God bless all
Buddy Qualls 2021-01-11 14:46:54
I met Charles and Peggy as a result of a VW Thing show in Asheville About 15 years ago. I was taken by the story of how he came to own Bandit a rescue dog he saved from starving. He and Peggy have been good friend ever since then. Charles was a genuine good man and he will be missed greatly be my wife and I. I hope he finds his beloved Bandit and they live forever with the Lord.
Bryan Davis c/o Wofford TV 2021-01-11 17:10:14
Sorry to hear of the passing of Charles. Prayers for you all.
Ben & Janey Smith 2021-01-12 11:23:18
Peggy and Tim, sorry to hear of Charles passing. Charles was definitely one of the good guys, as my daddy used to say, destined to be given the lasting honor of being called "A Real Good Man"! As Tim told me once, "He could walk into a room of a thousand people and in a few minutes know all their names." Add, they would all consider him a friend when they departed.
Carla Porter 2021-01-13 17:31:50
Dear Peggy, My heart was broken when I saw Mr. Ivey was unable to make it home to you. I will miss my conversations with Mr. Ivey! My thoughts, love and prayers are with you!
Pete Kendrick 2021-01-17 07:46:45
So sorry to hear of Mr. Charles passing. Enjoyed being a neighbor and friend. My prayers are with you.
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