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Ivey Millard Gaskill, Sr. - Southport

Ivey Millard Gaskill, Sr., age 72, of Southport died Thursday, March 21, 2013 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.

Mr. Gaskill was born November 22, 1940 in Harkers Island, son of the late Ivey Miller Gaskill and Bertie Lewis Gaskill. He retired from United States Coast Guard in 1978 after 21 years service and was a commercial fisherman and proud owner of the Downhomer commercial fishing vessel. Mr. Gaskill was a member of Pythagoras Lodge #249 in Southport where he received his 50 year membership pin last November. Mr. Gaskill was preceded in death by his sisters Beatrice Miller of Levitown, Pennsylvania and Iva Mae George of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Survivors include his wife Priscilla Russ Gaskill of Southport; children Michele Russell and husband Tim of Concord, Dawn West and husband George of Southport, Ivey M. Gaskill, Jr. of Southport; grandchildren Erin West, Tyler Russell, and William Gaskill; brother Elbert Gaskill and wife Sandra of Harkers Island; sisters Annie Brown Gaskill of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Clara Carberry and husband Tommy of Medford Lakes, New Jersey, and Effie Gilliken and husband Algenon of Harkers Island; brothers in law James H. Russ of Southport, Eugene Russ and wife Mary Russ of Southport, and Robert Russ of Castle Hayne.

A graveside service will be held 2:00 pm Monday, March 25, 2013 at Northwood Cemetery with Reverend Jason Bland officiating. Mr. Ivey will lie in state from 12:00 to 1:30 pm at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Charles McKeithan (Son), Robert Howard, Lee Aldridge, Kenny Hall, Tommy Brendle, and Bryan Woodard.

The family would like to thank Southport Rescue Squad, Dosher Memorial Hospital, and New Hanover Regional Medical Center for their excellent service in caring for Mr. Gaskill.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Southport Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 10009, Southport, North Carolina 28461 or Paws Place, 3701 E Boiling Spring Road, Winnabow, NC 28479.

Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport


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