Thursday, February 23, 2012
REV. J. B. McNEIL, age 81, of Menlo, Georgia passed away Thursday morning (February 23, 2012) at His residence. A native of Franklin, Georgia He was born to the late H. A. and Bessie Brittain McNeil on June 25, 1930. Rev. McNeil was a member of the North Georgia Conference of United Methodist Church having pastored numerous Churches during his career. He was preceded in death by Parents and six Siblings. Surviving are His wife-Betty Jane McNeil; daughters-Nanci (Steve) Hicks of Cleveland, GA and Sarah (Steve) Widincamp of Menlo; sons-Britt (Melody) McNeil of Marietta and Lee (Jane) McNeil of Athens, GA; sister-Kitty Caldwell of Huntsville, AL; grandchildren-Kevin McNeil, Matthew McNeil, Jason McNeil, Kirsten McNeil, Anna McNeil, Rebekah McNeil, Nathan McNeil, Atticus Hicks, Annie Hicks, Susanna Brantley, Luke Brantley, Mary Ellen Widincamp; great granddaughter-Kendall McNeil; several Nieces and Nephews. Memorial service will be held Sunday (February 26th) 3:00 P.M. from the Rome First United Methodist Church with Rev Dr. Herschell Sheets, Rev. Jane Brooks, and Rev. Charles Barnes officiating. Visitation will be 1 til 2:30 P.M. Sunday @ the Church. The Family will receive friends Friday (today) from 5 until 7 P.M. @ Earle Rainwater Funeral Home; private burial Saturday in Campbellton United Methodist Church Cemetery. In addition to flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Research Hospital. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.