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Albert Western Neal, 93

Albert Western Neal, 93, a McMinnville resident and DeKalb County native, was born Feb. 4, 1925 and passed away Dec. 31 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital following a sudden illness.

He was retired from Carrier, a member of Long Mountain the Baptist Church, and son of the late Lonnie and Dovie Miller Neal. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by first wife Mary Etta Bates Neal; second wife Emma Killian Neal; son Jerry Wayne Neal; daughter Janie Carolyn Tanner; and brother Tom Brown Neal.

Mr. Neal is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Betty Ann Neal of McMinnville; grandchildren Albert Douglas Duncan and Jaycen Wayne Neal, both of McMinnville; several nieces, nephews, cousins and great-grandchildren; several step-children, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; half-brother W.H. Red Clark of Smithville, and half-sisters Mary Certain of Smithville and Eliene Pepper of McMinnville.

A graveside service and interment was Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Mt. View Cemetery with Nathan Jones and Wendell Judkins officiating. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Jan. 4, 2019