Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, in the Ward's Funeral Home chapel for Mr. J.R. McNeal, age 96, of Gainesville. The Rev. Mike Hudmon will officiate. Interment will follow in Gillsville Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mr. McNeal passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.
Mr. McNeal was born in Appling County, Ga., and had lived most of his life in Hall County. He was the son of the late James Fredrick McNeal and Della Delong McNeal. He was a farmer and the owner of J.R. McNeal Grocery. He served in the U.S. Air Force in World War II
and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Fannie M. Parks McNeal.
Survivors include brother, W.L. McNeal of Gainesville; sister, Mary Farmer of Gainesville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Online condolences may be made online at wardsfh.com.