James Albert Ivester, 69, of Atlanta GA, passed away at his home, February 20, 2018.

Born December 10, 1948, in Carnesville, GA, he was the son of the late Robert Ivester and Grace Lou Jordan Ivester Adams Reidling.  He was the brother of the late Frankie Ivester and Mike Adams.   He was a served in the U S Army during the Vietnam War, where he earned the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was retired from General Motors.  He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his son, Jerry Michael Ivester, Jefferson, GA; grandson Zakk Ivester and granddaughter Mia Ivester, both of Jefferson, GA; brothers, Charlie Ivester, and Bobby Ivester, both of Toccoa, GA; two sisters and brother-in-law,  Danny and Shelia Adams Fowler, and Deborah Sosby, all of Toccoa; and several nieces and nephews; special friends Joe Thile and Bob Bromillow.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8pm Friday evening at the funeral home.  His committal with military honors will be at a later date at the Middle River Baptist Church Cemetery.