Clay County Living


Mazel (McNeely) Overbey, 91, of Baton Rouge, LA, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at The Butterfly Wing of Baton Rouge General Medical Center Midcity in Baton Rouge, LA. Mrs. Overbey was born in Ellington, MO, March 4, 1923. A homemaker, she enjoyed taking care of her family and attending church. She was a 50 plus year member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Cahokia, IL, and a current member of Calvary Chapel in Baton Rouge, LA. She married her husband of 62 years James Clay Overbey on July 4, 1942 in Corning. He preceded her in death May 3, 2005. Survivors one son Glendel Overbey, Carlyle, IL; three daughters Judy Reyes, Baton Rouge, LA, Jackie Maine, Matairie, LA, Tina Huckabay of Yuma, AZ; two brothers Charlie McNeely, Belton, MO, Joe McNeely, Denver, CO; one sister Magdalene McNeely, Fairdealing; seven grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren and eleven great-great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; and other extended family members. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents Clarence Jackson and Osa (Turner) McNeely; one son Jimmie Overbey; three brother Samuel McNeely, Paul McNeely and Frankie McNeely and two sisters Lucy Hayes and Ellen McNeely. Following a prayer service last Friday in Baton Rouge Rest Haven Garden of Memory and Funeral Home, funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 22, 2014 in the Ermert Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor James Wood officiating. Burial in Eaton Cemetery near Naylor. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Memphis TN. Sign online condolences at