Clara “Beth” Neas, 72, of St. James Community, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2020, at home.\n \nBeth was a member of St. James Lutheran Church. She was an agent at Modern Woodman\nof America for 26 years.\n \nShe is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Melanie Smith; daughter and son-in-law: Kristie and Nathan Hensley grandchildren: Lindsey and Randall Wilburn, Darren and Bonnie Smith, Brian Smith, Sydney Smith, Kerri Crawford and Channing Taylor, Scottie and Makala Crawford, and Harley Haney; great-grandchildren: Hunter Wilburn, Lane Wilburn, Aiyden Cutshaw, Jaxson Cutshaw, Brantley Cutshaw, Conner Taylor, and Ali Crawford; brother and sister-in-law: John Paul, III and Patty Neas; father of her children, Ralph Smith and his wife, Sherry; long-time companion, David Susong; special friends: Beulah Sizemore, Brenda Sexton ,and Jake Ottinger.\n \nShe was preceded in death by her parents: John Paul, Jr. and Maxine Neas.\n \nThe family will receive friends Tuesday, August 25, 2020 from 2-4PM & 6-8PM at Jeffers Funeral Service Downtown. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, at 10AM at Jeffers Funeral Chapel Downtown, with Pastor Paula Smith and Rev. Larry Moore officiating. Interment will be in St. James Lutheran Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Beth’s grandsons: Tim Cutshaw, Jake Ottinger, and John Paul Neas, IV. \n \nTo send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of \nClara Beth Neas, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.