Funeral services for Mary Alice Marcus Ivester, age 91, of Turnerville will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Ted Ansley & Rev. Wilmer Austin Ivester officiating. Interment will follow the service in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Ivester died peacefully at her residence on Saturday, March 29, 2014 following a period of declining health. She was surrounded by her loving family and caregivers.
Born in Habersham County on July 28, 1922, Mrs. Ivester was the daughter of the late George and Drucillar Heaton Marcus. She was preceded in death by husband Cager P. Ivester, brothers Junior, Houston, G.W., Charlie, James Willie, Claude, and Tommy Marcus, sister Maebell Marcus, and son in law Johnny Thomas.
Mrs. Ivester retired from Carwood Manufacturing. She was a member of Turnerville Church of God. Mrs. Ivester loved God, her family, flowers, gardening, canning, and cooking.
Survivors include daughter and son in law Jean and Garnet Yearwood of Demorest, son and daughter in law Larry W. and Mary Lou Ivester of Turnerville, daughter Judy I. Thomas of Turnerville, grandchildren Lynn and Brian Echols of Turnerville, Angela Ivester and Damien Rojas of North Port, Florida, Kay and Damon Cantrell of Turnerville, Kristy Ivester of Turnerville, and Howard Yearwood of Fairview, great grandchildren Brandon Palmer of Alto, Ethan Echols of Turnerville, Mary Echols of Turnerville, Jesse W. Cantrell of Turnerville, Johnny Yearwood of Jefferson, great great grandchildren Alex and Ryan Yearwood of Jefferson, brother J. C. Marcus of Clarkesville, a number of nieces and nephews, as well as loving caregivers Susie Adams, Mary Adams, Anita Chaney and Shirley Potts.
The family will receive friends at Hillside Memorial Chapel on Monday, March 31, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 PM.
Those wishing may send condolences to the family online by visiting www.hillsidememorialchapel.com.
Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville. 706-754-6256