Ben Clifford Ivey, Jr.
Mr. Ben Clifford “June” Ivey, Jr., husband of Jeanette Bradley Ivey of 352 Browns Creek Church Rd., Union, passed away, Saturday, August 16, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Ivey was born in Union, SC, June 8, 1928, a son of the late Ben Clifford Ivey, Sr., and Anna Harris Ivey. He attended Kelly-Pinckney High School and was a member of Philippi Baptist Church. Mr. Ivey was employed at Milliken and Company-Monarch Plant until his retirement. Following retirement, he worked at Paradise Home Center. Married for sixty-six years, he was a devoted and loving husband to Jeanette. Mr. Ivey left a legacy of faith in God, love for his family and friends and hard work. His philosophy was to put God first and foremost and the blessing would flow. He was always known for his love of the outdoors, piddling in his shed, keeping his yard cut and helping “mama” (Miss Jeanette) with her flowers. Our daddy and papa will be forever missed and loved. He passed the torch to his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, setting an example for us to follow the remainder of our lives.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Ben C. Ivey, III, and wife Lynn of Union; two daughters, Cathy Vassey and husband Jerry and Lee Anne Page and husband Larry all of Campobello; Six grandchildren, Mark Ivey and wife Kelly of Union, Stacy Kirkland and husband Toby of Gilbert, Clay Vassey and wife Heather of Columbia, Rev. Brad Vassey and wife Carrie of Sharon, Leslie Duncan of Campobello, and Lindsey Black and husband Chris of Chesnee; ten great-grandchildren, four sisters, Rudelle Morris, Anna Lou Tipton both of Union, Barbara Summer of Greenville and Goldie Jordan of Florida. Mr. Ivey was predeceased by one sister, Etrulia Moore and 5 brothers, Arthur Ivey, Will Lindsey Ivey, Leroy Ivey, Ned Ivey and Quinton Ivey.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM today at Philippi Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Brad Goodale, Rev. Tommy Mann and Rev. Brad Vassey.
Mr. Ivey’s grandsons will be active pallbearers: Mark Ivey, Toby Kirkland, Clay Vassey, Brad Vassey, Jeff Duncan and Kadin Ivey. The Adult Men’s Sunday school Class at Philippi Baptist Church are asked to ensemble at 10:45 to form the honorary escort.
Memorials may be made to Philippi Baptist Church (Building Fund), 327 Philippi Church Rd., Union, SC, 29379.
The family is at the home, 352 Browns Creek Church Rd., Union, SC, 29379.
S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home www.holcombefuneralhomes.com
1247 South Duncan Bypass
Mrs. Doris Blizzard
Mrs. Doris Robertson Blizzard, 69, widow of Mr. Arthur K. Blizzard, died
Monday, August 18th, 2014, at White Oak of Newberry.
Born May 19th, 1945, a daughter of the late Thomas W. Robertson, Jr., and Josie Louvenia Brooks Robertson. Mrs. Blizzard was a member of God's Healing Springs Baptist Church of Whitmire.
Survivors include two daughters, Anna Roark (Scott) of Union and Tammy Harrison (Chuck) of Whitmire; one son, Kenneth Blizzard (Sherry) of Whitmire; two brothers, Thomas W. Robertson of Whitmire and Barry Robertson (Sue) of Lyman; one sister, Cathy Broome (Robert) of Joanna; eight grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren, and a special cousin, Mary C. Smith of Whitmire. She was preceded by one brother, Bobby Robertson, and a great-great-grandchild, Malachi Hammett.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 21st, 2014, at 4pm at God's Healing Springs Baptist Church with Reverends Wayne Tobias, Todd Johnson and Paul Childers officiating. The family will receive friends from 2-3:45 Thursday at the church prior to the service. Burial will follow at Lee Cemetery.
Pallbearers include Shane Broome, Grady Carson, Chad Broome, Tommy Robertson, and Charles Crumley.
The family is at the home of her daughter, Tammy Harrison, 188 Odell St., Whitmire, SC, 29178. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Doris Blizzard Fund c/o Lewis Funeral Home, 1247 S Duncan Bypass, Union, SC, 29379.
Lewis Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements. www.lewisfuneralhomeofunion.com.