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James Pareti

James M. Pareti, 36, of Scranton died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007.

He was a self-employed electrician and carpenter and was preceded in death by a sister, Pamela Stuber.

Survivors include his wife, Susan Mathews Pareti; parents, Joseph and Andrea West Pareti of Mountain City, Tenn.; three brothers, Bobby Pareti of Mountain City, Tenn., Eric Pareti of DeSoto, Mo., and Benjamin Pareti of Warsaw, Ind.; one sister, Madelyn Thompson of Mountain City, Tenn..

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Roller Funeral Home Chapel in Paris with burial at Prairie View Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Steve Frederick, Chad Carter, J. R. Summers, Kelley Burns, Dale Race, and Justin Schluterman. Honorary pallbearers were Dwaine Milsap, Damian Elsken, Keith Willems, Kyle Carter, and Dave Hoekel.

Memorials may be made to Rural Fire Departments at Bank of the Ozarks, Paris, AR 72855.

Maryel Neal

Maryel Neal, 76, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

She was a native of Royal Oak, Mich., former resident of Morehouse, Mo., before moving to Clarksville. She was an LPN, and member of First Baptist Church of Morehouse, Mo. and Rebecca Lodge of Sikeston, Mo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Neal; parents, Forrest Willard and Elsie Hileman Sherrard; and sister, Dortha Lee Sherrard.

Survivors include two daughters, Paula K. Johnson of Clarksville and Myrtle Lee Neal-Hendrix of West Memphis; one son, O. A. “Buddy” Smith of Covington, Tenn.; nine grandchildren, Henry Johnson of Fort Smith, Karen Jeanne Fyr, Rachel Green and Matthew Johnson, all of Clarksville, Andrea Rafferty of Oberlin, Ohio, Michelle Johnson of Little Rock, Brian Johnson of Dyer, and Lisa Stewart and Jonathan Hendrix of West Memphis; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was held Sunday, Feb. 4, at Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Morehouse, Mo. Graveside services were at the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston, Mo., with Kevin Hendrix officiating.

Memorials may be made to Wings Cancer Foundation, 100 N. Humphreys Blvd., Memphis, TN 38120.

Rosa M. Galentine

Rosa Mae Galentine, 83, of Lamar died Monday, Feb. 12, 2007, at her home.

She was a member of the Strawberry Assembly of God Church and daughter of the late Charlie and Ellen Doak Dodge.

Survivors include her husband, Willis Galentine; two sons, Earl Galentine and wife, Donna, of Lavaca and Kenneth Galentine of Lamar; one brother, Eyns Dodge of Lamar; three sisters, Jewel Henderson of Dardanelle, Nora Boehmem of Clarksville and Polly Holben of Lamar; three grandchildren, Cathy Rushing and husband, Michael, and Lori Lacy and husband, Logan, all of Lamar, and Samantha Galentine of Lavaca; and four great-grandchildren, Cassie Rushing, Summer Lacy, Caitlin Rushing and Samuel Lacy, all of Lamar.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. and Mrs. Leon Ketcherside officiating. Burial will be in Minnow Creek Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Larry Holben, Mike Morgan, Charles Dodge, Michael Dodge, John Hull and Gary Crotts.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Vestal Sears

Vestal Naomi Sears, 94, of Clarksville died Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, at Clarksville Convalescent Home.

She was a daughter of the late Ed Morgan and Pearl Martin Morgan, former school cafeteria manager, member of East Mt. Zion Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, M. L. Sears.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Claudia and Roy Wagner of Clarksville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Wendell and Shirlene Sears and Nelson and Mary Sears, all of Clarksville; two sisters, Vida King and Ruby Childers both of Clarksville; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the East Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Robbie Jackson officiating. Burial was in East Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Steve Sears, Stanley Sears, John Sears, Lee Wagner, Charles Wagner, and Kerry Sears. Honorary pallbearers were deacons of East Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

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