McMinnville resident and DeKalb County native Vanetta Laurene Neely, 76, died May 23 at River Park Hospital after an extended illness.
Retired from the Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Church of Christ, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Livley and Carlea Inez Cantrell Neely and was preceded in death by brother, Paul Neely.
She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte and Greg Hillis of McMinnville; step-grandson, David Hillis of McMinnville; niece, Tammy Blair and husband Raftman of Morrison; nephews, Paul Eddie Neely and Bonnie of McMinnville; great-nieces, Julie and Leah Blair; and great-nephews, Justin and Jared Neely.
A memorial gathering will be held June 2 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the McMinnville Chamber of Commerce. You may bring a covered dish. Her wish was to have this gathering of friends and family to share good food and memories of her.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) May 27, 2012