Reef C. Ivey
In Memoriam 1943-2009
Reef Challance Ivey, II, went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 5, 2009, after a long and heroic battle with cancer. At his death, he was at home surrounded by his loving family. Reef was born on January 26, l943, in Wadesboro, NC, to Ethel Rivers Ivey and Reef Challance Ivey. He grew up in Lumberton, where he became an Eagle Scout and was named “outstanding athlete of the year” at Lumberton High School.
Reef was recognized by several organizations for his business and philanthropic contributions, including Business Leader’s “Impact 100”, a list honoring exceptional individuals within the Triangle community, The Triangle Business Journal as “one of the most influential lawyers’ in 1998 and by the N.C. State Alumni Association with its 2008 Meritorious Service Award.