Lou Ada Neal

Feb 14 2014

78 year old Lou Ada Neal of Smithville died Thursday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was born on April 7, 1935 to Herbert and Sarah Elizabeth Poss Colwell. Many years ago she was involved with Cub Scouts where she served as a den mother. She worked several years in various factories. She truly enjoyed meeting people and visiting in their homes, as she sold Avon products for over 45 years, as well as Mary Kay products, Tupperware and Home Interior. She was known by everyone as a beautiful and poised lady, with great respect for others. She will be remembered for being a very kind and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was a member of the Bright Hill United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by brother Auvil Colwell and sister Audrey Colwell Moore. She is survived by her Loving and Devoted husband of 62 years and faithful caregiver, Paul Y. Neal, 2 daughters: Kathy and husband Ronnie Hendrixson of Smithville, Rhonda and husband Robert Jarvis of Alexandria; 1 Son: Marty Neal of Smithville; 3 Grandsons: Chris and wife Dianne Crook of Smithville, Brad Crook and Shauna Stringer of Liberty, Matthew and wife Christy Hendrixson of Smithville; Granddaughter Angela and husband Gary Phelps of Auburntown; 10 Great Grandchildren, several cousins, nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be 2:PM Sunday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. David Tramel and John Carpenter officiating and burial in Whorton Springs Cemtery. Visitation with the Neal family will be Saturday 10:AM until 8:PM and Sunday 9:AM until time of service at 2:PM. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Avalon Hospice, St. Jude's Hospital or charity of your choice. DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville is in charge of the arrangements.

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