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Ronald Givens

Friday, May 25, 2012

EAST PRAIRIE -- Ronald Lloyd Givens, 55, died May 23, 2012, at his home.

Born Oct. 21, 1956, in East Prairie, to Mary Francis Ditto Givens of East Prairie and the late Carl Emerald Givens, he lived most of his life in New Madrid and Mississippi counties where he was a retired boilermaker. He was a member of the New Beginnings Church in East Prairie.

On July 2, 2005, in East Prairie, he married Cynthia Renee Wages who survives of the home.

In addition to his mother and wife, survivors include: three sons and one daughter-in-law, Todd Givens of Hutchison, Minn., Isaac Givens of Tyler, Minn., and Micah and Amy Givens of East Prairie; two daughters and one son-in-law, Natalie and Russ Westcoat of East Prairie and Emily Givens of Prior Lake, Minn.; one sister, Sue Thomure of East Prairie; and five grandchildren.

Three brothers, Carl Givens Jr., David Givens and Benny Givens, preceded him in death.

Visitation is scheduled after 5 p.m. today at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie where services will be conducted at 4:30 p.m. Saturday with Randy Eskew and John Givens officiating.

Burial will follow in the East Prairie Memorial Park Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Donald Gene Ditto, Joey Gephart, Tyler Latamondeer, Jordan Jackson, Phillip Latamondeer and Ray Givens.

Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Gephart and Jerry Don Williams.

Online condolences may be made at www.shelbyfuneral.com.