Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 3:51 pm
The Messenger, January 11, 2012
Verna (Ferrell) Neeley, 90, of Union City died 1:30 p.m. Jan. 10, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Second Bap-tist Church in Union City. The Revs. Jerry Leggett and Eddie Mallonee will officiate. Burial will follow in East View Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the church from 5-8 p.m. Thursday and from noon until the hour of services Friday.
Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Mike McAlister, Doug Sims, Scott Sims, Heath McNeely, Sean McAlister, Hayden Argo, Kurt Kleymeyer and Jeff Leyhue.
The family requests memorials be made to Second Baptist Church bus fund, 831 North Everett Blvd., Union City, TN 38261.
Mrs. Neeley was born April 11, 1921, in Obion County, daughter of the late Cyrus Clayton and Virginia “Virgie” (Barnett) Ferrell. She married Finis Edward “Ed” Neeley Feb. 18, 1940. He died July 5, 1980. Mrs. Neeley had been employed as the bookkeeper for the former Burnett Tractor Co. in Fulton and was a member of Second Baptist Church in Union City, where she was a greeter for many years and would visit nursing homes and the shut-ins. She was also a member of Order of Eastern Star.
She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Robert McAlister of Dyersburg, Judy and Billy Sims of Sharon and Jean and Johnny Reeder of Collierville; her son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Elizabeth Neeley of Tallahassee, Fla.; her caretaker and special friend, Shayla Tread-well of Union City; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Mike McAlister and Gwyn McNeely, both of Dyersburg, Doug and Kellie Sims, Stephenie and Jeff Leyhue and Scott and Lauren Sims, all of Martin, Johnna and Kurt Kleymeyer of Fort Mitchell, Ky., Jeanna and Hayden Argo of Collierville and Lauren Neeley of Tallahassee; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her grandson, Greg McAlister; her great-great-grandson, Noah Dylan McNeely; two sisters, Gladys Hassell and Eleanor Bizzell; and five brothers, Oren Ferrell, Elvin Herrell, Marshall Ferrell, Homer Ferrell and Ralph Ferrell.
To leave messages of condolence for the family, visit the funeral home website at www.emfuneralhome.com.