SSG William Leon "Papa" Neely

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Funeral services with full military honors for SSG William Leon "Papa" Neely (Retired), 90, will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Anniston Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Jessie Barksdale officiating. Burial will follow at Anniston Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour before service time. Survivors include his children, Carolann and Billy Hopkins, Sharron and Dan Blanshan, Rose Mary Pilerr; daughter-in-law, Pat Neeley; several grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; two brothers, Billy and Tommy. He was preceded in death by his wife, Aleta Neely; two daughters and two sons. Pallbearers will be Thomas Perrigo, Mike Hall, Michael Hall, Jackie Roach, Billy Hopkins, Wayne Coppock. Mr. Neely was retired from the U. S. Army after 27 years of service. He was employed at Anniston Army Depot for 9 years and was of the Baptist Faith. The family requests any memorial donations be made to Anniston Memorial Funeral Home to be applied to funeral expenses. Anniston Memorial Funeral Home 3865 U. S. Hwy .431 N. Anniston, Alabama 36206 256-820-0024
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Anniston Memorial Funeral Home
3865 US Highway 431 North
Anniston, AL 36206
(256) 820-0024
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Published in The Anniston Star on Feb. 7, 2017