Larry William Ivester, age 72, Clarkesville

Larry William Ivester, age 72 of Clarkesville, passed away Friday, February 26, 2021.

Born in Clarkesville on August 25, 1948, Mr. Ivester was the son of the late Cager Perkins Ivester and Mary Alice Marcus Ivester.  He was a self-employed farmer and was the owner of I-6 Farms where he and his family grew poultry and cattle.  Mr. Ivester was of the Baptist faith.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Ivester is preceded in death by sister Wilma Jean Marcus Yearwood.

Survivors include his wife Mary Lou Turpen Ivester of Clarkesville, daughters Lynn Ivester Echols (Brian) of Clarkesville, Angela Ivester of Clarkesville, Kay Ivester Cantrell (Damon) of Clarkesville and Kristy Ivester Bennett (Jeremy) of Clarkesville, special daughter Diana Hernandez, sister Judy Ivester Thomas of Clarkesville, grandchildren Brandon Palmer (Angela) of Mt. Airy, Ethan Echols of Cornelia, Mary LuRee Echols of Woodstock, Jesse William Cantrell of Clarkesville, Trent Bennett of Clarkesville, Sadie Grace Bennett of Clarkesville and Cash “Buster” Bennett of Clarkesville, great-grandchildren Phoenix and Atlas Palmer of Mt. Airy, cousin Sonny Harrison, as well numerous extended family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at Hillside Memorial Chapel with Pastor Bob Lawson and Rev. Lonnie Bennett officiating.  Interment will follow the service in Fry Family Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, March 1, 2021, from 6-8 PM.

Online condolences may be sent to the Ivester family at

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


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