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Mr. William Theodore "Billy" Neal

CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga. - Mr. William Theodore "Billy" Neal, 76, of Crawfordville, died Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at his residence surrounded by his family.

He was born April 17, 1931, in Cairo, Grady County, Ga., to the late Willis Theodore Neal and Emma Kate Ross Neal. As a child, he attended and graduated from Alexander Stephens Institute in Crawfordville. During the Korean Conflict, he served his country in the United States Marine Corps. After returning from the war, Billy married his sweetheart, Norma Sherrer, and worked as a salesman and painter. In 1984, he and his wife returned to Crawfordville and owned and operated Bill's Grocery Store for a number of years. Billy was a member of Crawfordville Baptist Church and American Legion Post 8 in Crawfordville. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Norma Sherrer Neal of Crawfordville; a daughter, Carolyn Lois Wellborn of Snellville, Ga.; two sons, Theodore Willis Neal and wife, Nelda, of Snellville, Ga., and Gary Todd Neal and wife, Carol, of Dacula, Ga.; two sisters, Bettye Tallent and husband, Bill, of Waynesboro, and Jean Rogers of Grayson, Ga.; a brother, Bobby Neal and wife, Emily, of Thomson, Ga.; five grandchildren, Jason Robinson, Wendy McDonald, Sara Wellborn, Jesse Neal and Max Neal; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Memorial services will be announced at a later date.

The family requests that any memorials be made to Trinity Hospice, 2260 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta, GA 30904-4726 or Crawfordville Baptist Church Cemetery, c/o Billy Woodruff, 2394 Sharon Road NE, Crawfordville, GA 30631.

Web posted on Thursday, June 07, 2007

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