Mary Veal (1940 - 2014)

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Mary Gertrude McClain Veal


Mary Gertrude McClain Veal, 73, of Greenville, widow of Rufus Lee Veal, died on Monday, March 17, 2014.

Born in Abbeville, she was a daughter of the late Lonnie Albert McClain and Dessie Bannister McClain Gravley.

Mrs. Veal was a member of Woodside Church of God and retired from Milliken as a fork lift driver.

She is survived by three children, Bobby Veal (Gena) of Simpsonville, and Jane Stein and Sheila Lee, both of Greenville; three step children, Ricky Veal (Shirley) of Six Mile, Tommy Veal of Central, and Barry Veal of VT; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; many bonus grandchildren and great grandchildren; a brother, James McClain of AL; and a sister, Addie New of Williamston.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by two sisters, Corrie Reid and Rachel McClain; and a brother, Willis McClain.

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest, with visitation prior from 2:00 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery, West.

Memorials may be made to Open Arms Hospice, 1836 W. Georgia Rd., Simpsonville, SC 29680.

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Greenville, SC 29611
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Published in The Greenville News on Mar. 19, 2014
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