Obituaries

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O’Neal, he was born in 1922 in Butts County. Mr. O’Neal was an Army Air Force vet­eran of World War II. He re­turned to Butts County and pur­chased land ad­ja­cent to his par­ents in the Tus­sa­haw com­mu­nity. He op­er­ated a com­mer­cial egg pro­duc­tion fa­cil­ity and a sheep and cat­tle busi­ness. He owned and op­er­ated the O’Neal Trailer Park. Mr. O’Neal was a vo­ca­tional in­struc­tor in New­ton and Henry coun­ties, re­tir­ing in 1984. He was an ac­tive mem­ber of the Stark United Methodist church where he held many lead­er­ship po­si­tions. He went on mis­sion trips to Mex­ico and was pas­sion­ate about the River of Life Pro­gram. He was pre­ceded in death by brothers Lee Roy O’Neal and Ed­win O’Neal.

Sur­viv­ing are wife of 62 years Sarah Snow O’Neal of Jack­son; daugh­ters and sons-in-law Peggy and Richard Byrd of Jack­son, Patty and Maj. Bill Crooks of Lan­g­ley Air Force Base, Va.; grand­chil­dren Casey and Cassie Byrd of Fayet­teville, Jonathan Crooks of Kala­ma­zoo, Mich;, James Crooks of Lan­g­ley Air Force Base; brother Billy O’Neal of Jack­son; sis­ter-in-law El­iz­a­beth O’Neal of Jack­son; neph­ews and niece Shan­non O’Neal and Sean O’Neal of Jack­son, Beth and Ed Selby of Naples, Fla.

Me­mo­rial ser­vices will be held at 11 a.m. May 3 from the Stark United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mar­garet Knight of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment will fol­low in the Stark United Methodist Church Ceme­tery. Friends may visit the fam­ily at the funeral home from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. or from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 2. In lieu of flow­ers, the fam­ily re­quests do­na­tions be made to the Amer­i­can Kid­ney fund, P.O. Box 1837 Mer­ri­field, VA 221169743, or to the Stark United Methodist Church, River of Life, 1097 Halls Bridge Road, Jack­son, GA 30233. April 29 in the chapel of Wheeler Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Syn­der and the Rev. Bar­bara Baron of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment fol­lowed at 4 p.m. at Franklin Me­mo­rial Gar­dens. Musco­gee County and re­tired from Cov­ing­ton Mold­ing. Mrs. Parker en­joyed sew­ing, cook­ing, flow­ers, word search puz­zles and was a lov­ing and de­voted wife, mother, grand­mother and great­grand­mother. She is pre­ceded in death by her hus­band El­wood Parker.

Sur­viv­ing are daugh­ter and son-in-law Jocile and Billy Joe Turling­ton; son and daugh­ter-in­law Bobby and Cam­mie Parker all of Cov­ing­ton; nine grand­chil­dren; sev­eral great-grand­chil­dren; sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

A grave­side ser­vice for Mrs. Parker was held April 26 at Lawn­wood Me­mo­rial Park with the Rev. Dickie John­son of­fi­ci­at­ing.

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