Fitzhugh Lee ‘Hugh’ Neal Sr.

Published 6:00 am Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Services for Fitzhugh Lee ‘Hugh’ Neal Sr., of Brookhaven, wereheld at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, at Brookhaven Funeral Home’sNorth Jackson Street location with burial in Monticello CityCemetery.

Mr. Neal, 72, died Feb. 9, 2008, at Southwest MississippiRegional Medical Center in McComb. He was born in Lincoln County onMarch 15, 1935, to Fulton Butler Neal and Daisy Maude BristerNeal.

He was a retired meat manager for A&P and Delchamps grocerystores for 45 years. He was a member of Mallalieu United MethodistChurch.

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He was involved in the Mason Fair River Lodge No. 203, where heserved as master of the lodge three times. He coached many LittleLeague Baseball teams in Brookhaven.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and his sister-in-law,Maxie Case.

Survivors are his wife of 52 years, Shirley Reid Neal, ofBrookhaven; his son, Dr. Lee Neal Jr. and wife Gretchen, ofBrookhaven; his brother, James Farrell Neal and wife Ginnie, ofAlamogordo, N.M.; his sister, Thelma Neal Rushing and husbandKenneth, of Brandon. He was the very proud and loving grandfatherto his grandsons, Fulton Harris Neal, 13, Ford Reid Neal, 10, FitzHulon Neal, 5, and Finley McAllister Neal, 4; three specialnephews, Keith Case and wife Susan, of Wesson, Greg Case and wifeDana, of Monticello, and Amp and Stacie Case, of Monticello; hisbrother-in-law, Wayne Reid and wife Ann, of Pearl; his lovingmother-in-law, Lois Reid, of Monticello; and two special friends,Curtis Nations and John D. Boyte, both of Brookhaven.