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Thelma Rebecca Nunn Neal

October 04, 2019 - 06:00
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Sept. 7, 1928 – Sept. 25, 2019

  • Thelma Rebecca Nunn Neal

Thelma Rebecca Nunn Neal, 91, of Covington, previously of Crawfordville, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, at Benton House of Covington.

Graveside Services were held on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 at Margarets Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in, Crawfordville with Lamar Nix officiating.

Thelma was born Sept. 7, 1928, in Crawfordville. She was one of two girls born to the late Jesse R. Nunn, Jr. and Annie Stewart Nunn. Her mother passed away when she was three months old, so she was raised by her stepmother, Verna Mae Nunn. She graduated from Alexander Stephens Institute in Crawfordville and married Billy Franklin Neal on Dec. 4, 1948. Thelma worked as a seamstress for Royal Manufacturing and also a clerk for Ellingtons. She was a member of Margarets Grove Baptist Church in Crawfordville. She was well known for her homemade cakes and also made beautiful quilts. In addition to her mother and father, Thelma was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Neal; her stepmother, Verna Mae Nunn; and sister, Doris Reese.

She is survived by a daughter, Ellen Kinnon (Larry) of Social Circle; a son, Thomas Ray Neal (Brenda) of Jackson; four grandchildren, Larry Kinnon Jr. (Jennifer), Brandy Staton (Eric), Melissa Kinnon and Brittany Anderson (Jeff); nine great-grandchildren, Caylee Kinnon, Trinity Cofer (Adam), Zachary Kinnon, Hunter Staton, Hannah Staton, Eli Staton, Olivia Anderson, Evan Anderson and Caroline Rebecca Anderson; and many other relatives and friends.

The family requests that any memorials be made to Margarets Grove Baptist Church, c/o Ellen Fennell, 2232 Jordan Place Road SW, Crawfordville, GA 30631.

Callaway Funeral Home of Union Point, 706-486-4138, was in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.