The Rev. John Veal

Published 5:00 am Thursday, October 8, 2009

Services for the Rev. John Veal, of Crosby, are noon Saturday,Oct. 10, at First Baptist Church of Gloster with burial in ClaytonCemetery. Marshall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon at thechurch.

The Rev. Veal, 93, died Sept. 28, 2009, at Field MemorialCommunity Hospital in Centreville. He was born in New Roads, La.,on Sept. 4, 1916, to John Veal Sr. and Joanna Bell Veal.

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Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Hazel Veal; adaughter, Hazel Nelson; a son, Preston Veal; and a niece, JoannaFields.

Survivors are his children, Willie H. Veal, Florence Bateaste,Shelly A. Hall, all of Gloster, John L. Veal, of Meadville, SalinaMason, Patricia Rogers and Nora Rowe, all of Baton Rouge, La.; hisstepchildren, Pastor David Franklin, of Baker, La., Alma Ray andthe Rev. Rosetta Scott, both of Baton Rouge; a niece; and a host ofgrandchildren, great-grandchildren, other relatives andfriends.