DECATUR, Ga. - Mr. Julian C. Ivey of Decatur, a former Thomson resident, entered into rest Thursday, September 29, 2005.
Mr. Ivey was a graduate of Georgia Military College and received his bachelor's and masters degrees from Auburn University. A former teacher, he later became a purchasing agent for U.S. Rubber Company and Knox Homes. He retired from Rich's as Director of Purchasing, having also been president of the Purchasing Management Association of Georgia.
During World War II, Ivey served as a Captain with the 814th Division, U.S. Army Aviation Engineers in England, Africa and Italy. Mr. Ivey was past president of the Decatur Kiwanis and District Governor of the Kiwanis Club. He was a member and former teacher of the Keystone Sunday School Class of Decatur First United Methodist Church.
Mr. Ivey is survived by his wife of 70 years, Emily Barnes Ivey, Decatur; daughter, Jean Rabun, Thomson; son, Bill Ivey Sr., Tucker; brother, James L. Ivey, Milledgeville; 12 grandchildren, Julie Gerlach, Gina McHatton and Lisa Spivey, all of Thomson, Bob Rabun III, North Augusta, S.C., Dan Rabun, Lawrenceville, Bill Ivey Jr., Decatur, Dallas Ivey, Robyn Ivey, and Jon-Michael Ivey, all of Tucker, Scott Ivey, Tyrone, Billy Ivey, Birmingham, AL, and Debbie Peddle, NH; and 18 great-grandchildren. A son, Bobby Ivey, preceded him in death.
The funeral service was held Saturday, October 1, in the chapel of A.S. Turner & Sons with Rev. Louis Miller officiating. Grandsons served as pallbearers. A graveside flag ceremony with a bugle rendition of "Taps" preceded the interment at Decatur Cemetery.