BELDEN - John Todd Lively, 45, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2008, in Lee County where he had lived all his life. He was born in Tupelo on June 6, 1963, to William R. "Billy" Lively and Mary Parks Lively. He was a self-employed carpenter, painter and construction worker. He loved the outdoors and nature, was an avid fisherman and enjoyed cooking, especially the fish he caught. He was a free spirit and a friend to many. He was a member of Parkway Baptist Church.
Services were at 7 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland-Harris Funeral Directors with his nephew-in-law, Bro. Brandon Britton, officiating.
Survivors include his parents of Belden; his daughter, Raine Turner of Verona; two sisters, Debbie Newell and special friend David Black of Pulaski, Tenn., and Penny Clayton of Aberdeen; one brother, Mike Lively and special friend Debbie Foster of Tupelo;two nephews, Ricky Lee Clayton and Jesse D. Clayton; two nieces, Jade Britton (Brandon) and Dana Lee Newell; three great-nephews, Reese Britton, Kase Britton and Baylor Clayton; one great-niece, Kalie Byrd; one cousin, Ray Spencer and family of New Albany; his aunt, Vivian Spencer of New Albany; and a special friend, Jan Williams of Tupelo.
Pallbearers were his good friends, Mike Carden, Scott "Tut" Lawson, George Adams Jr., James "McGoo" McCord, Carl Renfroe, Ricky Lee Clayton Jr., Jesse D. Clayton and Barry Jaggers. Honorary pallbearers were his fishing buddies.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Association, 1800 West Main St., Box 1, Tupelo, MS 38801 or to Belden Baptist Church, P.O. Box 92, Belden, MS 38826.