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Michael Gene Ivie

July 6, 1947 — December 5, 2022

Benton, AR


Michael “Mike” Gene Ivie, 75, of Benton, Arkansas walked into the arms of Jesus on December 5, 2022.  He was born on July 6, 1947 in Newport, Arkansas to the late Gene Ivie and Mae Lou Magee Ogden.

Mike was a member of Benton First Assembly of God.  Jesus was the most important person in the world to Mike.  He served his community for over five years in the food pantry at the church, providing meals for hundreds of families.  Mike had a servant’s heart and loved to give and do for others.  He was quite the character and was the biggest prankster.  Mike was affectionately called “Papa” by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom he adored.   Mike was an amazing husband, father, Papa, and friend who leaves a legacy behind of serving God whole-heartedly.

Preceding Mike in death are his father, Gene Ivie; mother, Mae Lou Ogden; and stepfather, Clemon Ogden.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of over forty-seven years, Pam Ivie of Benton, Arkansas; children:  Russell Ivie and wife Paula of Morton, Illinois, Paula Elvins and husband Jay of Gravette, Arkansas, Amy Crowley and husband Michael of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Michelle Ivie of Benton, Arkansas; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; siblings: Karon, Sharon, Marquita, Cindy, Lori, and Marc; step-mother, Leona Ivie of Peoria, Illinois; and many family members and friends who love Mike and will miss him always.

Private graveside service will be held Wednesday at Mount Harmony Cemetery followed by a Memorial Celebration at noon at Benton First Assembly of God, 1801 Hot Springs Hwy, Benton, AR 72019. 

Memorials may be made to Benton First Assembly of God Food Pantry.  Any floral tributes can be delivered to Benton First Assembly of God.

Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home, 322 N Market Street, Benton, AR 72015.  Online guestbook:

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Starts at 12:00pm (Central time)

First Assembly of God Church

1801 Hot Springs Hwy, Benton, AR 72019

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Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Mount Harmony Cemetery

Mt Harmony Ln, Haskell, AR 72015

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