First Posted: 1/15/2009
Willie Dennie Ivey, of 216 Ranger Court, Lumberton, died Aug. 21, 2004, in Charlotte.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Floyd Memorial Chapel in Lumberton, the Revs. Smithy Locklear and Roy Brewington officiating. Burial will follow in Gardens of Faith Cemetery in Lumberton.
Ivey served in the United States Army in Europe during World War II and received two Purple Hearts. After he was discharged, he returned to Robeson County and married Sarah Bullard on Oct. 8, 1960.
The family said: “Mr. Ivey was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.”
He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Helen Miller of Indianapolis.
Surviving are his wife, Sarah Ivey; six daughters, Debrah Feilen and her husband, Jim, of Rocky Mount, Brenda Duncan and her husband, Robert, of Charlotte, Mary Ivey of Lumberton, Betty Foster and her husband, Louis, of Columbia, S.C., Linda Ivey of Pembroke and Angela Allen of Lumberton; eight sons, Billy Locklear of St. Pauls, Jimmy Bullard and his wife, Kay, of Shannon, Willy Davis Ivey and his wife, Kim, of Charlotte, Redell Ivey and his wife, Crystal, of Lumberton, Willie Ivey Jr., Christopher Ivey, Timothy Ivey and Randy Blanks and his wife, Wanda, all of Lumberton; a brother, Norman Benson Ivey of Indianapolis; two sisters, Jane Ervin and Margie Johnson, both of Indianapolis; 33 grandchildren, including three special grandchildren, Gina Michele Capuchin, Ashley Ivey and Johnathan Manning; and 51 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Floyd Mortuary and Crematory.