Mr. Ivester died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at his residence.
Born June 24, 1943, in Habersham County, he was a son of the late Luther and Iolar Maye Densmore Ivester. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one great-grandchild, Gregory Brandon Ivester Jr.
Mr. Ivester was the retired owner of Ivester Auto Sales and was a member of Clarkesville Church of God. He also was an avid stockcar racer from 1965 until 2001, winning the last race he drove in. Mr. Ivester was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.
Survivors include his loving wife of 50 years, Doris Ann Johnson Ivester of Clarkesville; son, Gregory and Leslie Ivester of Clarkesville; daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela and Tim Dean of Cornelia and Cheryl and Tony Sumpter of Clarkesville; brother, David Ivester of Clayton; grandchildren, Brandon and Susan Ivester, Jeremy and Clara Dean, Chase Ivester, Sarah and Jesse Burroughs, Jeff and Cassie Dean, Haley and Derick Ledbetter and Bradley Sumpter; and seven great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Edward L. Ivester Memorial Fund, c/o McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, P.O. Box 725, Cornelia, GA 30531, to help with funeral expenses.
An online guest register is available and may be viewed at mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, is in charge of arrangements.
The Northeast Georgian
Friday, December 13, 2013