ALBANY -- The celebration of life service for Vernon Royce Ivey will be held Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 2:00PM at the residence of Ricky and Patsy Ivey, 171 Dogwood Lane, Leesburg, GA 31763.

Vernon R. Ivey, born November 22, 1930 in New Port, Arkansas was called to God's Heaven April 27, 2013.

Mr. Ivey married Betty Sue Hilton Ivey, June 14, 1953 in Albany, GA. Joining the US Air Force in 1952, he and his family resided in many countries. He retired from the Air Force in 1972. After his retirement, he was employed at Proctor and Gamble from 1973 to 1975. He then worked and retired from civil service after 18 years.

Mr. Ivey was preceded in death by his parents and 7 siblings. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty Sue Hilton Ivey of Albany, 3 sons, Vernon Jr. (Laura) of Iverness, FL, Rickey (Patsy) of Leesburg, GA and Andrew (Andrea) of Byron, GA, 1 daughter, Sandy Ivey of Leesburg, GA, and was blessed with many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church in Albany and was a longtime member of the Masonic Lodge in Altus, Oklahoma.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lakeside Baptist Church Youth Fund, 2806 N. Jefferson St, Albany, GA 31701.

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Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors

Albany 229/883-4152