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Jim Ivey

Jim IveyA Masonic Memorial service for Jimmie “Jim” Marvin Ivey, age 73 of Winnsboro, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at the Gus Garrison Masonic Lodge in Winnsboro with his cousin, Melinda Clements, sharing a few words.
Mr. Ivey was born Aug. 31, 1939 in Wheeler, Tex. to Charles and Anna London Ivey. He grew up in Holly, Colo. In 1964, he began as a rookie officer for the Chandler Police Department in Chandler, Ariz.  He worked his way up through the ranks to Sgt. Detective of Narcotics for CPD when he left in 1973. The same year, he moved to Spearman, where he engaged in farming and various other interests. He served as a deputy for the Hansford County Sheriff’s Department and was a Mason.  In 1983, he began Ivey’s Hungry Cowboy, a barbeque restaurant, in Spearman.  In 1995, he relocated to Austin.  Eventually, he retired to Winnsboro.
He died Saturday, Dec. 29 after battling cancer. He was preceded in death by his father, his brother, Charles Willard Ivey and his step-father, James White.
He is survived by his companion, Clair Parrish; his mother, Ann White of Winnsboro; his children and their spouses, Sue Ann and Michael Thomas of Gibbon, Nebr, Kindra and Chet Leach of Dumas, Cindy and Jay Anderson of Amarillo, Cole and Jana Ivey of Denton, and Nancy and Ned Rice of Leesburg; 13 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital, Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Texas Home Health Hospice, or a favorite charity.