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William Horace Neely

Obituary Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. William Horace Neely, age 87 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, June 24, 2020.  Mr. Neely was born in Anderson, South Carolina, the son of the late William Richard Neely and the late Ruth Woodson Neely, was retired from Ford Motor Company, a Veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Peoples Baptist Church.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Neely is preceded by two sons; Joseph Tatara and Gene Tatara.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Muhn Neely of Jefferson.  Three children; William Richard Neely of Commerce, Dorothy Neely of Houston, Texas, and Gilliam Batchelder and her husband Bob of Dunlap, Tennessee.  Grandchildren; Ann Austin and her husband Rodney of Jefferson, Chris Carter and his wife Kim of Marietta, Holly Gragg and her husband Elijah of Cosby, Tennessee, and Kyrysta Sheets and her husband Cody of Habersham.  Six great grandchildren also survive.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, June 27, 2020 from Jackson Memorial Park, Commerce, Georgia with Pastor Chris Yancey and Mr. Bryan Ashley officiating. 

Those attending are ask to maintain the recommended safe social distancing of six feet and wear protective masks in accordance with the State of Georgia Guideline concerning the coronavirus 

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial gifts be made to the Peoples Baptist Church Building Fund, 900 Doster Road, Jefferson, Georgia 30549.

Evans Funeral Home, Inc., 1350 Winder Highway, Jefferson, Georgia. 706-367-5467

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Funeral Date
06/27/2020 at 11:00AM
Funeral Home
Evans Funeral Home
(706) 367-5467
1350 Winder Hwy, Jefferson 30549