Neil Harner, 88, of Hillsville, passed away on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Wheatland Retirement Center. Mr. 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; four 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 eleven 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 will be held on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Hillsville First Baptist Church at 3:00 PM with Pastor Michael Shockley officiating. Burial will follow in Wilkinson Memorial Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by the Hillsville V.F.W. Post 1115 and Masonic Rites will be conducted by the Hillsville Lodge # 193 AF & AM. The family will receive friends at the church from 2:00 to 3:00 PM 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 Street, Hillsville, VA 24343. A guestbook is available online by visiting www.vaughanguynnandmcgrady.com. Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel is serving the family.