Fern Beatrice Neely

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Fern Beatrice Neely

Fern Beatrice Neely, 90, of Amory, Miss., formerly of Leachville, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2016. She was born Aug. 14, 1926, in Leachville to the late Thornsberry Gilbert Milligan and Mary Elizabeth Hawkins Milligan. She was a homemaker and loved to play the piano every day. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, who would help anyone who needed it, and the best friend anyone could ask for.

She is survived by her daughter and husband, Sheila and Dariel Crafton of Amory; two grandchildren, Michael Paul Steele of Amory and Elisha Baggett (J.J.) of Hamilton, Miss.; two great-grandchildren, Jeremy Hickerson and Shelby Baggett, both of Hamilton.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Claude Neely in 1999; two infant children, Danny Claude and Sandra Kaye; three sisters and three brothers.

A celebration of her life was 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at Gregg Funeral Home in Monette with Rev. Jerry Reed officiating. Interment followed at Monette Memorial Cemetery.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at Gregg Funeral Home.

Honorary pallbearers were Snowden Hawkins, Gene Rogers, Larry Brown, Larry Hicks and Travis Galyean.