Services for Ely Benton Joiner, 2, of Perry, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 14, 2013, at Brush Arbor Baptist Church with Pastor Larry Hinds and Pastor Jamie Franke officiating. Private family interment service will be at a later date.
Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church. Services are under the direction of Bienhoff Funeral Home, Perry.
Ely passed away at 9 p.m., June 8, 2013, at University Hospital in Columbia.
He was born February 17, 2011 in Columbia, the son of Eric Scott and Blair Danielle Blackford Joiner.
Survivors include his parents; his great-grandparents: Cleta Ragland of Vandalia; Ruby Tolbert of Sturgeon; Sharon Knott of Bellevue, Nebraska; and Ben and Marilyn Blackford of Hunnewell; his grandparents: Vicki and David Sherman of Vandalia; Danny and Linda Joiner of Sturgeon; and Barb and Jeff Blackford of Hunnewell; his brothers and sisters: Ian Joiner, Ryan Bosley, Alex Green, Maggi Arnold, Gracie Arnold, Rosie Arnold, and Bobby Higgins, all of Perry, Niki Sims, Madison, and Jared LaForce of Monroe City; and several aunts and uncles.
He was preceded by his great-grandparents, Clay Ragland, James Tolbert, and Charles Knott, Sr; and an aunt, Heidi Blackford.
Ely was a lifetime area resident and attended Brush Arbor Baptist Church. He loved being outside, going barefoot, riding the lawnmower, going camping and boating, and playing with his tractors and his horses.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Joiner Family, in care of Bienhoff Funeral Home, P. O. Box 427, Perry, Mo. 63462
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