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Retirement reception held for Eddie Ivy

Published: Jul. 16, 2021 at 6:46 PM CDT
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CLARKE COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - Family and friends gathered at Clarkco State Park to pay tribute as Eddie Ivy said goodbye after more than 8 years on the job.

Ivy has always been right there planning, organizing, and making sure everyone was helped. Ivy said that Clarke County has been a very special place for him.

“I’ll miss the people that I worked with. I’ll miss helping the people that need help,” said former EMA director Eddie Ivy.

Some of the biggest challenges he said he faced during his time as EMA director were making the best decisions and setting egos aside.

“The biggest thing that I send out to all those people who have been supporters of me over the years is, thank you. Thank you for what you have done to help me to be successful at what I did,” said Ivy.

Ivy’s longtime friend Verlynn Robinson said he will be missed.

“Eddie just got a big heart for the county and for the people. He loves to help people. He is a sweet loving guy that cars so much. Eddie’s position is going to be hard to fill because he has such a big heart for the community. He knows so many people. If we had any issues, he knows who to call. Clarke County is going to miss him,” said Ivy’s friend Robinson.

Ivy said that he now has more time to spend with his family.

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