GRACE M. ‘CRICKET’ NEIL
Grace Marie “Cricket” Neil, 71, of Zela, WV passed
away on Friday, April 12, 2019 in the Summersville
Regional Medical Extended Care Facility. Born March 15,
1948 at Covington, TN, she was a daughter of the late
Dencil and Betty Myers Hughes. She was also preceded
in death by her husband, Richard “Pres” Neil on January
5, 2006, daughter Lurie Neil, and by a brother, Dencil
She was a member of the Bethel United Methodist
Church at Poe, a former Sunday school teacher, and was
a retired custodian with the Nicholas County Schools
mostly at Zela Elementary.
Survivors include two sons, Roy E. Neil and Teddy A.
Neil; one daughter, Missy (Stephen) Stover, all of
Summersville; two sisters, Linda (Richard) Johnson of
Coshocton, OH and JoAnn (Craig) Haney of Central City,
KY; three brothers, John (Valerie) Hughes of Bartlett, OH,
James Hughes of Columbus, OH, and Mike Taylor of
Central City, KY; stepmother, Shelby Hughes of Bartlett,
OH; three grandchildren, Joshua Neil, Annie Stover, and
Olivia Neil; her best friend, Jewell Skaggs; and a host of
other family and friends.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday,
April 15, 2019 in the Bethel United Methodist Church at
Poe with Pastor Arnold Nicholas officiating. In keeping
with her wish she was cremated.
White Funeral Home at Summersville is in charge of the
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