Bennie Neely, 89, North Little Rock, died, Thursday, Dec. 27.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alonzo Neely and Elnora Wilds; two sons; two sisters; and three brothers.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Willie Mae; nephew, Dr. Maltrus Neely, Jr.; nieces, Gwendolyn Barnum, Gerthenia Calloway, June Clabon, Debra Edwards and JoAnn Webster; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 23 great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 10 a.m., today at Eighth Street Baptist Church,. Burial will follow at Arkansas State Veterans’ Cemetery.

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