Helen Newton Ivey, 91, of Covington, passed away Dec. 13. A native of Covington, and a beautician for over 40 years, she was a beloved friend and confidant to many of Covington’s citizens. Mrs. Ivey truly had a servant’s heart as she was happiest when serving others. She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Covington and was involved with the WMU, 3R’s, Meals on Wheels and various other church activities. She was also active in the Pilot Club, AARP, Gold Star American Legion and a Bridge Club. In her spare time, she traveled with friends, crocheted blankets, and baked her famous caramel cakes and peanut brittle. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles A. & Minnie Blackwell Newton.
Survivors include her daughter, Beverly M. Farmer of Covington; grandchildren, Michael and Susan Gilder of Aviano, Italy, Cindy and Alan Lewis of Tifton, Lisa Farmer of Covington, Robby and Jennifer Farmer of Oxford; great-grandchildren, Alexsis Gilder, Dylan Gilder, Mason Lewis, Aeriel Lewis, Lyndi Farmer, Sydni Farmer, Paige Farmer, Danielle & Mathew Pilot, Andrew and Amber Hopp, several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mrs. Ivey will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 15 at the chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, with the Rev. Jack Wilson and the Rev. Len Strozier officiating and interment following in Covington City Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Caldwell & Cowan from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. today, Dec. 14. The family will also receive friends at the residence of Mrs. Ivey at 5218 Adams St. Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1684 Barnett Shoals Road, Athens, Georgia, 30605.
The Covington News Dec. 14, 2008