He was 19 years old and the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Ivey of Marshville, Route 2. He was killed in action on January 20, 1945, in Italy near Bari, while on an operational mission against the enemy. He was a turret gunner on a B-24 bomber. He had been over seas only eight weeks.

He volunteered in the Air Corps in August, 1943 and was called into the service the 13th of October, 1943. He was a graduate of Marshville High School in April, 1943, before entering the service of his country. He was working with the Seaboard Railway in Hamlet, N. C. He received his basic training at Keesler Field Air Base, Mississippi and then was stationed at Camp Kearns, Utah and Harlingen Texas where he graduated as turret gunner and received his wings.

Before going overseas he was stationed at Charleston, S. C. He went overseas December, 1944. His body was burried near Bari Italy, until November, 1948. His remains arrived in the states and on December 19th was given a full military service by Marshville American Legion Post No. 121.

Funeral services were held at Hamilton Crossroads Baptist Church, on Sunday, December 19th at 4 p.m. Services were conducted by Rev. Henry E. Nance and Rev. George Huggins of Marshville. He is survived by his parents; Mr. & Mrs. C. J. Ivey, two sisters and one brother; Betty & Billy Ivey of the home and Mrs. Herman Helms of Charlotte.

Cpl. Ivey was born in Richmond County, in Hamlet, North Carolina. He spent most of his life in Union County moving to Union County at an early age. He attended Hamilton Crossroads Baptist Church, also Fairfield Baptist Church while very young.

He wasn’t married. While in high school, he was a member of the basketball team and F. F. A. Club.


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