Neil Harner, 88, of Hillsville, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at Wheatland Retirement Center.
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Harner was born in Ceres (Bland County), Va., to the late Aubrey and Mae Neal Harner.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two brothers; and five sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Audrea Penland Harner of Hillsville; son and daughter-in-law, Neil Patrick and Brenda Hill Harner of Fancy Gap; daughter, Deborah Harner Stallard of Wytheville; grandsons and spouses, Kenneth and Tammy Horton, John and Wanda Horton, Eric and Andrea Horton, Patrick and Miranda Harner and Brandon and Megan Harner; and 11 great-grandchildren, Tyler Horton, Kaitlyn Horton, Hannah Horton, Emma Horton, Brandi Pruitt, Dominique Horton, Taylor Horton, E.J. Horton, Grant Horton, Lorelei Harner, and Rhys Harner.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Hillsville First Baptist Church at 3 p.m. with Pastor Michael Shockley officiating. Burial followed in Wilkinson Memorial Cemetery. Military rites were conducted by the Hillsville VFW Post 1115 and Masonic rites were conducted by the Hillsville Lodge # 193 AF & AM. The family receivde friends at the church from 2 to 3 p.m. prior to the service. The family will also be gathering at 905 Evergreen Street in Hillsville at other times.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hillsville First Baptist Church, 1401 N. Main St., Hillsville, Va. 24343.
A guestbook is available online at www.vaughanguynnandmcgrady.com.
Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Funeral Home Chapel is serving the family.
1035 N MAIN ST P.O. BOX 145 Hillsville, VA 24343-0145
Published in Galax Gazette from Aug. 22 to Aug. 24, 2014