Ruth (Walters) McNeal

March 4, 1939 ~ May 20, 2021 (age 82)


Mrs. Ruth Walters McNeal, age 82, of Hazlehurst, died Thursday, May 20, 2021 at her residence.


Mrs. McNeal was born March 04, 1939 in Jeff Davis County. She is preceded in death by her parents, Arley Kermit Walters and Myrtle Schell Walters Wildes, step-father, Clyde Wildes and brother, Alton Walters.

Mrs. McNeal was an advid flower gardner, she loved landscaping her yard, which always looked like something out of a magazine. She will sadly be missed by her family and all that drove by and gazed at her flowers.

She was a bookkeeper for McNeal Motors, the family business, for 46 years and a member of the First Baptist Church of Hazlehurst.


Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Mr. W.A. McNeal of Hazlehurst; son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Mary McNeal of Hazlehurst; siblings, Herbert Walters (Wallene) of Alabama, Fannie Lou Summerlin Rentz of Hazlehurst; Myrtle Lee Powell Revel (David) of Columbus; Albert Wildes (Ann) of Alma and sister-in-law, Shirley Walters of Hazlehurst; three grandchildren, Matthew McNeal (Chasity) of Garfield, Daniel McNeal (Kristen) of Hazlehurst, Melanie McNeal Varnadore (Mark) of Baxley; great-grandchildren, Cooper McNeal, Jaxson McNeal, Ryleigh Varnadore and Gracie McNeal; several nieces and nephews also survive.


Visitation will be held Saturday evening from 5:00-7:00pm at Wainright Parlor Funeral Home.


Funeral Services will be held Sunday, May 23, 2021 at First Baptist Church of Hazlehurst at 2:00pm with Rev. Brad Waters and Rev. Robert Wigley officiating.


Members of the Ladies 4 Sunday School Class will serve as Honorary pallbearers.


 Active pallbearers will be Matthew McNeal, Daniel McNeal, Mark Varnadore, Marty Walters, Rex McNeal and Danny McNeal.


Interment will follow in the Mt Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.


The McNeal family and Wainright Parlor Funeral Home respectfully ask all in attendance to continue to follow the social distancing guidelines set by our local health district and the CDC.


Flowers will be accepted or contributions can be made to First Baptist Church of Hazlehurst.

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Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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May 22, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wainright Parlor
3 East Odom Street
Hazlehurst, GA 31539

Funeral Service
May 23, 2021

2:00 PM
First Baptist Church (Hazlehurst)

May 23, 2021

2:30 PM
Mt Zion Baptist Church Cemetery

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