Mr. Elbert Earl Ivie, Sr. of Winfield, AL passed away peacefully on August 17, 2021, at the age of 95, at Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Guin, AL. He was born on December 8, 1925. He married the love of his life, Dorothy Bostick, on September 8, 1945. During their 69 years of marriage, Dot and Ivie were rarely apart and served the Lord and their community well. Each day started with breakfast, devotional and prayer and their lives reflected that strong faith.
Ivie, along with his wife, owned and operated Ivie’s Supermarket in Winfield for many, many years. They were avid Alabama fans and attended every football and basketball game they could. They loved to travel with their family and friends to games and to various places throughout the United States. Ivie loved to play golf and was one of the initial members of Pikeville Country Club. When he wasn’t at the grocery store or church, you could find him on the golf course.
On October 4, 2020, he was honored with the title Deacon Emeritus of the Winfield First Baptist Church. He served 60 plus years as an active member of the Winfield Lions Club and presided in many official capacities during his time.
He is survived by his sons Elbert Earl Ivie, Jr (Barbara) and Michael Allen Ivie (Elizabeth) both of Winfield, AL; grandchildren Tabitha Lee (Robert), Michael Allen Ivie II, Everett, Benjamin, and Andrew Ivie; great-grandchildren Zachary Southern (Sam), Brody Southern and Elle Ivie as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents H. E. and Ethel Ivie; siblings, Laura Ann Rhody, and Sue Nell Mobley; granddaughter Jessica Carr Ivie; and his beloved wife of 69 years Dorothy Bostick Ivie.
Ivie will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife in Winfield City Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Charles Lynn, Jimmy Dale Miles, Bill Atkinson’s Sunday School Class and members of the Winfield Lions Club. Many thanks to Country Place Assisted Living, Morning View Estates (formerly Morning Side of Fayette, AL), Kemp Meadows, Kindred Care Hospice and Dr. Ronnie Moss for the care each of you provided during his stay. He loved each and every one of you and we are forever grateful.
Funeral services for Mr. Ivie will be held on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. from the Winfield First Baptist Church with burial to follow in the Winfield City Cemetery. The visitation will be held on Thursday from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. service time at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Winfield First Baptist Church and Winfield Methodist Church are appreciated.