James Clifton Beets

James Clifton Beets, 63, of Booneville, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 in Booneville. He was born April 16, 1950 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

He was retired from the United States Navy as an EWC (SW) and was a retired truck driver. He was a member of the American Legion post 203 and was of the Presbyterian faith. He was a Cincinnati sports fan and enjoyed playing golf.

He is preceded in death by his parents, James Beets Sr. and Marjorie Brumbaugh; one sister, Janice Benson and one nephew, Adam Harvey.

A funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 at the Fort Smith National Cemetery in Fort Smith, with military honors, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home.

He is survived by his wife Melody Beets of the home in Booneville; two daughters, Merita Beckett of Fort Mitchell, Ky., and Jessica Hamilton of Florence, Ky.; one son, Carlton Jones of Virginia Beach, Va.; one sister, Cynthia Harvey of Elsmere, Ky.; one brother, Gary Beets of Covington, Ky.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.