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Mary Jewel Ivey, 86, of Washington, formerly of Shoals, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at 9 a.m. at the Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford. She was born Jan. 15, 1931, in Knox County, Kentucky, to William and Verna (Hill) Davis. She married Arthur Ivey in 1946 in Kentucky.
She was employed by RCA Bloomington, Jasper Chair and Jasper Desk and attended Dover Hill Christian Church and Maysville United Methodist Church.
She is survived by daughters Nadine (Walt) Thompson of Austin, Carolyn Willens of Washington, Debbie (Jon) Berry of Vincennes, Diane Ivey of Bedford, Glenda (Dennis) Porter of Bedford; sons Kenny (Linda) Ivey of Bedford, Tom Ivey and fiance Pam Owens, Tony Ivey and fiance Pam Quinn of Bedford and James (Janice) Ivey of Shoals. Also surviving are 32 grandchildren and several great- and great-great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; and daughters Ora Hollan and Sue Messer; one sister, Lorene Porter; a granddaughter, Brenda Hall; and two grandsons, Jason Ivey and Billy Ivey.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 15, 2017, at the Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Pastors Lucia Jones and Jason Johnston officiating. Burial will be in the Hickory Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 11 a.m. Saturday until time of the service.
Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals is in charge of the arrangements.
Published on July 13, 2017
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