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Charles "Jim" Edward Ivester

October 14, 1944 ~ January 17, 2021 (age 76)


Charles “Jim” Edward Ivester, age 76 of Clarkesville, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2021.

Born in Rabun County on October 14, 1944, Mr. Ivester was the son of the late Auford Ivester, Sr and the late Flora Littleton Ivester.  Mr. Ivester was a self-employed logger and he was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed spending time with his family; especially his new great-grandson River.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by daughter Donna Ivester, brothers Efford Ivester, John Ivester, Ray Ivester and Henry Ivester, sisters Ellie Ivester English and Margarette Ivester Smith.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years Gail Free Ivester of Clarkesville, daughter and son in law Sheri and Steve Cowart of Clarkesville, granddaughter and husband Makensie and Jesse Barrs of Mt. Airy, granddaughter Jordan Cowart of Clarkesville, great grandson River Barrs, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, January 22, 2021 at Hollywood Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Chip Cranford, officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Habersham County Animal Shelter, 4231-B, Toccoa Highway, Clarkesville, GA 30523.

An online guest book is available for the Ivester family at

Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel & Gardens, Clarkesville. 706-754-6256


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Graveside Service
January 22, 2021

2:00 PM
Hollywood Baptist Church Cemetery

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