NETTLETON -   Shelly Boyce Bethay, 82, passed away suddenly, Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at his residence. He was born on October 12, 1934 in Nettleton to Bunyan Issac and Clovis Augusta Stone Bethay. He was a lifelong resident of Nettleton, was a truck driver, and a member of the Nettleton First United Methodist Church. Shelly graduated from Nettleton High School in 1953 and was a Airman First Class in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He enjoyed gardening, going to church, was a avid Ole Miss Sports fan, and being with his family, especially his grandchildren. 
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Nettleton First United Methodist Church with Bro. Cecil Locke and Bro. Tommy Monts officiating. Burial will be in Gray's Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton will be in charge of the arrangements.
  Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Geraldine Yvonne Schumpert Bethay of Nettleton; one daughter, Marcia Elizabeth Moore (Wayne) of Amory; one son, Daniel Lee Bethay (Tina) of Fulton; seven grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
  He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter; one granddaughter, Savannah Leigh Moore; one sister, Gloria Hodges; three brothers, Forrest Bethay, Sr., Maylon Bethay, & Jennings Bethay; one niece, Sandra Bethay Tourelle.
  Pallbearers will be Joe David Schumpert, Stan Hussey, Larry Schumpert, Chip Hussey, Matthew Bethay, David Bethay, William Bethay, Gunner Hall.
  Honorary pallbearers will be the Lively Hearts Class of the Nettleton First United Methodist Church.
  Memorials may be made to Gray's Cemetery, c/o James Gibson, 656 Road 1463, Nettleton, MS 38858.
  Visitation will be Friday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the church.


Kent Bethay
I am so sorry for your loss...You all will be in my prayers...much love  your cousin, Kent