JONESBORO Stella Beatrice Neely, passed away Monday, January 16, 2012 on her 95th birthday in Jonesboro.

JONESBORO Stella Beatrice Neely, passed away Monday, January 16, 2012 on her 95th birthday in Jonesboro.

She was born January 16, 1917 in Stuttgart to the late Harry and Bessie Hall and lived in Jonesboro for 28 years, formerly of Pine Bluff.

She is survived by a son and his wife, Delton and Jo Ann Neely of Mt. Pleasant, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Betty Jo Neely of Dewitt; three grandchildren, Christine Wells (John) of Maumelle, Patrick Neely (Claire) and Josh Neely all of Louisville, Ky.; three great-grandchildren, Graham Neely, Oliver Neely and Bennett Neely; two sisters, Lazelle Hansen and Alieen Lewis both of Jonesboro.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ted Neely; a son, Dr. Norman Neely; six brothers; two sisters.

A celebration of her life was held Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home Chapel in Jonesboro.

Online: www.greggfunerals.com.