Willie J. ‘W.J.’ O’Neal

Published 5:00 am Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Services for Willie J. “W.J.” O’Neal, of Copiah County, are 3p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, at Unity Baptist Church with burial inPoplar Springs Cemetery. Stringer Family Funeral Home in Hazlehurstis in charge of arrangements.

Mr. O’Neal, 90, died Aug. 17, 2008, at Mississippi StateVeterans Home in Jackson.

He was a native and longtime resident of Copiah County and WorldWar II veteran. Before retiring, he was a ship fitter for IngallsShip Yard in Pascagoula and later raised cattle. He loved to fishand hunt with his friends. Mr. O’Neal was a member of Unity BaptistChurch.

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Preceding him in death was his wife, Annette HamiltonO’Neal.

Survivors are his sons, Lynn O’Neal, of Clinton, Harmon O’Neal,of Philadelphia, and James O’Neal, of Wesson; his sisters, RubyKnight and Peggy Kees, both of Brookhaven; and his twograndchildren.