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Alberta Neely

FLORENCE -- A graveside service for Alberta H. Neely, widow of J. P. Neely Sr., will be at noon Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008, in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Rock Hill conducted by Rev. Dr. Mark Verdery. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 234 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29730 or to the charity of one's choice.

Mrs. Neely, 98, of Florence, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, in a local nursing home. She was born Jan. 30, 1910, in Richland County, S.C., to the late Julius Josiah and Rebecca Douglass Hinnant.

Mrs. Neely was a graduate of Winthrop College and a member of First Presbyterian Church in Rock Hill. She was also a volunteer at Piedmont Medical Center and previously employed at Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Company. In 1991, she was named S.C. Grandmother of the year.

Surviving are sons, Newton Neely of Effingham, S.C., Dr. Joe Neely of Florence and J. P. (Jane) Neely Jr. of Charlotte, N.C.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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