Verna Ferrell Neeley
Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 4:00 pm
Mrs. Verna Ferrell Neeley, 90, of Union City died 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 10, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union City.
Funeral services for Mrs. Neeley were held 2 p.m. Friday, January 13, 2012, at Second Baptist Church in Union City with Rev. Jerry Leggett and Rev. Eddie Mallonee officiating. Burial followed in East View Cemetery with Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Pallbearers were Mike McAlister, Doug Sims, Scott Sims, Heath McNeely, Sean McAlister, Hayden Argo, Kurt Kleymeyer and Jeff Leyhue.
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 on February 18, 1940. He died on July 5, 1980. Mrs. Neeley had been employed as the bookkeeper for the former Burnett Tractor Company in Fulton, Ky. She 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 the 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 Treadwell 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, Fla.; fourteen 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.
The family requests memorial contributions take the form of donations to the Second Baptist Church, 831 N. Everett Blvd., Union City, TN 38261.