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Monday, October 8, 2018
2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery and Crematory
2030 Memorial Park Road Gainesville, GA 30504

Mr. Darrell B. Ivey, 71

Darrell B. Ivey, 71, of Pendergrass passed away Saturday, October 6, 2018 following a brief illness.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at Hopewell Baptist Church.  Rev. Bill Compton and Pastor Justin Twiggs will officiate.  Interment will follow in Belmont Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Memorial Park Funeral Home on Monday, October 8, 2018 from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.

Born on November 3, 1946 in Gainesville, GA he was the son of the late Jay Belvin and Onedia Bell Ivey. Mr. Ivey served in the United States Marine Corps spending 13 months in Vietnam. He worked for the Gainesville Police Department, then the Hall County Sheriff’s Department for 23 years, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant. After retiring from Hall County Sheriff’s Department, Mr. Ivey worked for and retired from the University North Georgia.  He was a member of the Johnnies Hill Masonic Lodge #748.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Ivey is preceded in death by his wife, Judy Ivey.
Mr. Ivey is survived by his daughters, Kelly Barton (Greg) of Gainesville, Lori Watson (Gabriel) of Blairsville; son, Jay Ivey (Crissy) of Gainesville; special companion, Barbara Walls; grandchildren, Ivy and Natalie Barton, Reid, Savana and Jerin Watson, Gage, Jolie and Judson Ivey; sister, Brenda Dye (Harold) Cullman, AL, Jan Underwood (Charlie) of Pendergrass, Shelba Merritt (Wayne) of Gainesville and a number of other relatives.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations in memory of Darrell Ivey be made to Belmont Baptist Church Building Fund, 3635 Belmont Hwy, Gainesville, GA 30507.

Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA  30504 is in charge of arrangements.

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Christina Nguyen 2018-10-07 16:06:17
Kelly, I am so heart broken to hear about your Father's passing. I can't imagine what a difficult time it is for you and your family. Sending prayers of strength, peace, and comfort. Please know that your entire work family is there for you.
Kim Caston Davis 2018-10-07 18:54:21
So glad for all the Florida trips with our families. Uncle Darrell was always in charge of picking the restaurant and he took that job very seriously. He and Daddy and all our other uncles made life unpredictable and a lot of fun!!! He tried to teach me guitar (and Judy tried to teach me piano). Loved him!!!
Deborah Wilbanks 2018-10-08 15:45:40
I am so sorry to hear of this loss. When I started as a young prosecutor, Darrell was in law enforcement in Hall County. It was truly a pleasure to work with him and he was always professional and courteous. Working with Darrell and other investigators who worked with him was a great part of my job. He will be remembered.
Ken Nix 2018-10-08 16:35:32
My condolences to the Ivey family for their loss. I knew Darryl for 15 years and he was my lieutenant when he retired from the Sheriff’s Office. He was very helpful supervisor and he taught me a lot. He will be missed.
Sheron Pass 2018-10-08 18:35:31
I am deeply saddened to hear of Darrell's passing. I am reminded of our wonderful childhood days and the fun times we had. Darrell was always the one whom made us laugh and feel like we were all a part of the Belmont group. I know you girls will miss your big brother so very much. I know he loved each of you with great passion as only he could. I am sorry I can't make it to the service but know that my heart and love are with you. God bless you girls, Sheron Pass
Janice Pocock 2018-10-08 18:39:23
Kelly I am sorry . My heart and prayers to you and your family .
Lisa Freeman 2018-10-08 19:17:42
Kelly, I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. The loss of a parent is devastating- it leaves a empty spot in your heart- but find comfort he is always with you- mayb in a breeze - mayb as a butterfly or special bird or the clouds in the sky but he’s still there- always in your heart with all the memories you have shared. Love you and I’m here for you- just remember to breathe!
Tom Bailes 2018-10-08 23:36:22
Brenda, Janice, Shelba, Jay, Kelly and Lori; my heart too is sad to hear of your tremendous loss. Broadus was one of the Best Friends I ever had growing up in Belmont. He was truly an inspiration to me to always do the right thing in life. He was a great example to me. A tremendously Honorable Man. We also owe this Man great gratitude for his Honorable Military Service in Vietnam, and His Honorable Service as a Police Officer here in the USA. He always had the safety and well being of others in mind. What Great Character He had! Now with the Grace of our Gracious GOD, he can now be with the Love of his Life, Judy. I know he loved that woman. ** I was a tag along on their first date. Believe me, it was love at first sight for him. ** GOD Bless you guys! My heart and Prayers are with you all! OOORah & Semper Fi
David Garrison 2018-10-09 10:11:41
Kelly, Lori, and Jay, I feel your pain and wish I could take that it away but know this He is with GOD and your mother walking the streets of gold. May God bless you and give you comfort.
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