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Thursday, December 14, 2006, Obituaries

Jessie Mae McNeal

Services for Jessie Mae McNeal, 86, of Troy, who died Monday, Dec. 11, at her home, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Outreach Endtime Deliverance Church on 231 North in Troy with Elder Earvie Gandy and Elder James Kimble officiating.

Burial will be in Oakwood (city) Cemetery on Knox Street under the direction of Harrison Funeral Home of Troy.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. McNeal was born July 2, 1920, in the Little Oak Community in Goshen. She attended schools in Pike County. She also attended Troy Church of God. Mrs. McNeal enjoyed yard work and children.

She was preceded in death by her infant sister; her father, Jack Dinkus Brundidge; mother, Malinda Thomas Brundidge; three brothers and her husband.

She is survived by four sisters, Buna B. and Nathan Jackson of Montgomery, Susie L. Hawkins of Glenwood, Leoma Brundidge-Howell of Dothan and Mae Doris Brundidge of Montgomery; one brother and his wife, Milton and Pearlie Brundidge of Cleveland, Ohio; two daughters, Doris Vernita Brundidge and her husband, the Rev. James Kimble, of Troy and Juanita J. Brundidge of Lakewood, Calif.; three nephews, John Lewis and Berneese (McLeod) Siler of Dothan, Marvin C. Brundidge and Linda (Coyle) Brundidge of Biloxi, Miss., and Tommie L. Brundidge and (Estella) Brundidge of Tallahassee, Fla.; and several other nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be cousins and friends.

Honorary pallbearers will be the seniors of the church.

Floral bearers will be nieces and sister of the Christian family.

Doris Barefoot Mathews

Services for Doris Barefoot Mathews, 80, who died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006, at Troy Health and Rehabilitation Center will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Banks Baptist Church with the Rev. Donnie Dunn and the Rev. W.O. Sanders officiating.

Burial will follow at Banks Cemetery with Dillard Funeral Home of Brundidge directing.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

A longtime resident of Banks, Mrs. Mathews was born in Tennille on Oct. 16, 1926, and was the daughter of Dewey H. and Eula (Stewart) Barefoot. After graduating from Pike County High School in Brundidge in 1945, she attended and graduated from Massey-Draughn Business College in Montgomery. She was subsequently employed by Troy Bank and Trust Co. and later by the U.S. Postal Service in the Banks Post Office, having served in every position in that office.

She was an active member of Banks Baptist Church all of her adult life and was a devoted wife and loving mother. She enjoyed gardening as well as hunting and fishing.

She was preceded in death by her husband of more than 59 years, James F. &uot;Frank&uot; Mathews; her parents; a great-grandson, William Patrick Woodham; and a brother, Bobby Jack Barefoot.

Mrs. Mathews is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Diane and John P. Johnston of Brundidge; two granddaughters, Rebecca (Marc) Woodham of Brundidge and Rachel (Henry) Everett of Troy; two great-grandsons, Thomas J. Woodham and Malachi R. Everett; two sisters-in-law, Carolyn Barefoot of Prattville and Hannah Bates of Montgomery; and a niece and five nephews.

The family wishes to express its heartfelt gratitude to the management and staff at Troy Health and Rehab for the kindness shown to Mrs. Mathews during her stay there.