Edgar ‘Dennis’ Ijames

Published 8:39 am Monday, September 25, 2017

Edgar “Dennis” Ijames, 84, died on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017.

A native of Davie County, he was born July 31, 1933, the son of the late Elias Denton Ijames and Nancy Frances Dennis Ijames. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Benjamin Hedrick, and 2 sisters, Nancy Myers and Betty George.

Survivors: his wife of 52 years, Yvonne Gaither Ijames; 2 daughters, Suzonne Stratton (Michael) of Winston-Salem and Emily Brown (Shane) of Boonville; a sister, Letty Hinshaw (Paul) of Boonville; and a great-grandson, Darren Hedrick.

A 1952 graduate of Mocksville High School, he attended Mitchell College. He also served his country in the US Navy. He retired from a 31 year career with Western Electric/AT&T and was a member of New Union United Methodist Church.

The family received friends Saturday, Sept. 23 at Davie Funeral Chapel. The celebration of life service was conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at New Union UMC with the pastor, the Rev. Eric Lineberry, officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials: New Union UMC, 1869 Sheffield Rd., Mocksville,; or to Hospice of Iredell, 2347 Simonton Rd., Statesville, 28625.

Condolences: www.daviefuneralservice.com.