Downs, Bessie Vanila

Downs, Bessie Vanila

Female 1907 - 1989  (81 years)

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  • Name Downs, Bessie Vanila  [1, 2
    Born 22 Dec 1907  Eros, Jackson, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Died 30 Jan 1989  Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Mount Zion Cemetery, Wheeling, Winn, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I59976  Sackett
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2020 

    Family Neal, Carl E.,   b. 6 Oct 1900, Montgomery, Grant Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1982, Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Neal, Kenneth Elisha,   b. Abt 1940, Montgomery, Grant Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 2013, Pineville, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F24303  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChild - Neal, Kenneth Elisha - Abt 1940 - Montgomery, Grant Parish, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Jan 1989 - Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 29 Jul 2020.
      The Town Talk (Alexandria, Louisiana), 23 Jan 2013, Page 4

      Kenneth Elisha Neal

      Funeral services for Mr. Kenneth E. Neal will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 24, 2013 in the Chapel of Rush Funeral Home, Pineville, Louisiana with Reverends Danny Garner, Dustin Cameron and George Carr officiating. Interment will be in Liberty Chapel Cemetery, Williana, Louisiana, under the direction of Rush Funeral Home in Pineville.

      Mr. Neal, age 73, of Pineville, Louisiana, entered eternal rest on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Tioga Manor Nursing Home, Pineville, Louisiana.

      He was a native of Montgomery and Dry Prong. He was a member of Fellowship Chapel, Ball, La., and also attended Dry Prong Assembly of God. He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving during the Berlin Crisis. He was a retired plumber and barber. He was a devoted and loving husband and father.

      He is preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Bessie Neal; one brother, Tomas Neal; two sisters, Marie Swilley and Angeio Irvin; one granddaughter, Elizabeth Kilgo.

      He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Dee Looper Neal of Pineville; one son, Kenneth Elisha Neal, Jr. (Dena) of Ball; two daughters, Tena Voorhies (Jimmy) of Kolin and Lesa Kilgo (Jeff) of McLough, Kansas; one brother, Steve Neal (Kathy) of Tioga; one sister, Judy Fontenot of Dry Prong; five grandchildren; five step-grandchildren and thirteen step-great grandchildren.

      Pallbearers will be Jimmy Irvin, Phillip Irvin, Kenny Neal, Preston Mosley, Bill Gregory and Benny Gough

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    2. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 2), 29 Jul 2020.
      Memorial ID 42027615
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/42027615

      Bessie Vanila Downs Neal
      Birth 29 Dec 1907
      Eros, Jackson Parish, Louisiana, USA
      Death 30 Jan 1989 (aged 81)
      Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, USA
      Burial
      Mount Zion Cemetery
      Wheeling, Winn Parish, Louisiana, USA

      Services for Bessie Vanila Neal will be at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of Rush, Pineville, with the Rev. Charles Moore officiating. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, Montgomery.

      Mrs. Neal, 81, of Alexandria died at 10 p.m. Monday in Rapides General Hospital.

      Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Neal of Pineville and Steve Neal of Tioga; two daughters, Julia Fontenot of Dry Prong and Wanda Irvin of Dickenson, Texas; one brother, Ira Downs of Colfax; one sister, Oleta Bowie of Montgomery; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

      Published in The Alexandria Daily Town Talk (LA), Wednesday, February 1, 1989

      Researched by Ted Smith


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