Oreace Ivy Sr.

OKLONA – Oreace Ivy Sr., 91, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at his home. He was born April 11, 1921, to the late Jim Ivy and the late Sarah Baker Ivy. He received his education at Prairie Mount School

A Bible scholar, he was a member and deacon at Union Baptist Church.

He was a farmer and a former employee of Day-Brite. He was a veteran of World War II. He never met a stranger.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Magnolia Building at the Lee County Agri-Center in Verona. The Rev. Richard Boone will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow in Mt. Zion Troy Cemetery.

Williams Memorial of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements. He is survived by four daughters, Mary Alice Jenkins (Walter) of Rockford, Mich., Alberta Baker (Eligah) of Rockford, Mich., Martha Ann (Charles) of Okolona and Glenda Stevens (Stanley) of Tupelo; seven sons, Oreace Ivy Jr. (Sarah) of Buffalo, N.Y., Jim Ivy (Louise) of Rockford, Mich., Charles Ivy (Cynthia) of Kalamazoo, Mich., Clarence Ivy (Diann) of Grand Rapids, Mich., Josh Ivy of Okolona, R.J. Ivy (Ann) of Byron Center, Mich., James Ivy (Darlene) of Kentwood, Mich.; one sister, Rosie White of Grand Rapids, Mich.; 36 grandchildren; 79 great-grandchildren; 23 great-greatgrandchildren; two special friends, Earnest Gilliam and Joe White; and two special nephews, Tommie “Chief” Ivy and Willie T. Ivy.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ruby Tate Ivy; seven brothers and six sisters.

A complete obituary will be published in the Wednesday, Jan. 9, Chickasaw Journal.

Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Williams Memorial in Okolona with a wake for family and friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday.