Theodoric Charles Neal Jr.
Theodoric (Ted) Charles Neal Jr. of Albany died Dec. 24, 2009 due to cardiac disease.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Albany with interment to follow at Crown Hill Cemetery. Dr. William “Butch” Knight will officiate. Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors handled the arrangements.
He was the son of the late Theodoric Charles Neal Sr. and Mary Louise Crowell Neal Morris of Charlotte, N.C. He was predeceased by his wife Nan McCoy Rogers Neal and his brother William W. Neal. He is survived by his wife, Sara Ann Chitty Neal, and his devoted cousin, Jean Beckham, as well as his sons and their wives, William Benjamin and Joyann Neal of Albany, Charles and Caroline Neal of Wilmington, N.C., and Joseph Crowell Neal of Holly Springs, N.C. His grandchildren include Leslie Neal McDaniel, Charles Wade Neal, Caroline L. Neal, Caitlin Sara Nan Neal, Lydia Carraway Neal, and Marie Crowell Neal. His great-grandchildren are Elizabeth and Lindsey McDaniel. He was supported greatly by Nona, Eugene, Tripp and Andy Jernigan.
Born Aug. 14, 1923, Mr. Neal was raised in Charlotte, attended the Citadel, and served in the Pacific during World War II. He was a resident of Albany for more than 55 years. After working as an insurance agent, he attended the University of Georgia and became a pharmacist.
He was a devoted member of two churches, Covenant Presbyterian and First Baptist Church of Albany, the former of which he was a founding member and served as elder, Sunday school teacher and loyal choir member. Mr. Neal will be remembered for his love of gardening, his enthusiasm for music, his enjoyment of Christmas, his ever-present smile, and his devotion to his wives and family. The family would like to especially thank all family and friends who supported T.C. throughout the years, particularly the members and staff of First Baptist Church and of Covenant Presbyterian Church, and longtime supporters Margie Hill and Suzie Boney.
Contributions in Mr. Neal’s honor may be made to First Baptist Church of Albany, 145 Oakland Pkwy., Leesburg, GA 31763 or Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2126 W. Edgewater Drive, Albany, GA 31707. An online guestbook memorializing Mr. Neal is at www.kimbrellstern.com.
Oscar Wade Rudd
The graveside funeral service of Oscar Wade Rudd, 62, of Putney, who died Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009 at his son’s residence, was conducted Monday at Oakhill Cemetery in Quitman, Ga. Rev. Joseph Jones officiated. Mathews Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
A native of Colquitt County, Mr. Rudd resided in Albany since 1974, moving from Germany. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the U.S. Army and was a retired planner and estimator with Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his son, Ben Rudd, of Worth County; his mother, Gloria Mullinax, of Albany; seven brothers, Benny Henderson, of Mobile, Ala., Buddy Rudd, of Worth County, Roger Rudd, of Baker County, Mike and Alvin Henderson, both of Naples, Fla., Lewis Rudd, of Baconton, and Gene Rudd, of Vero Beach, Fla.; three sisters, Mary Alice Beck, of Prattville, Ala., Lucille Smothers, of Lee County, Ga., and Martha Nesbit, of Worth County; and a granddaughter, Angeliya Deribella Rudd.
An online guestbook memorializing Mr. Rudd is at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.
Jenovia L. Wright
Jenovia (Toby) L. Wright, 83, of Brenda Lane in Albany, died Dec. 25, 2009 at Palmyra Medical Center. Funeral services were Monday graveside at Crown Hill Cemetery. Rev. Tony Haefs officiated. Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors handled the arrangements.
A native of Mitchell County, Ga., Mrs. Wright lived most of her life in Florida and Albany. She was of the Baptist faith and was a detailed business women having owned the former Wright Auto Body shop in Albany for 20 years. Mrs. Wright will always be remembered as a wonderful mother and homemaker. She was a pioneer woman who always put her family first.
Survivors include her daughter, Sandra Wright Kadlubowski of Indiana, Pa.; grandchildren, Shaunna Wright Crawford and her husband Drew of Leesburg, Robert D. Wright Jr. and his wife, Jamie, of Destin, Fla., Kathy Schwietz of Destin, Fla., Michael Kadlubowski and his wife, Julie, of Colorado Springs, Colo., Jean Werner and her husband, Bernard, of Wexford, Pa.; great-grandchildren, John and Bradley Kadlubowski of Colorado Springs, Joel Schwietz of Indiana, Pa., April Schwietz of Pittsburgh, Pa., Bailey Werner, Chase Werner and Isabella Werner, all of Wexford, Pa., Lauren and Nick Bercier, both of Jamestown, N.D., Ryan Wright, Conor Wright and Lindsay Wright, all of Destin; sister, Marie Phillips and her husband, R.N., of Westerville, Ohio; uncle, William (Bill) Hatcher and his wife, Irene, of Albany; aunts, Yvonne Mason of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Verna Martin of Ft. Walton, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Wright was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny Love and Ruby Button, an infant daughter, and her son Robert D. Wright Sr.
Contributions in Mrs. Wright’s honor may be made to Gillionville Baptist Church, 4614 Gillionville Road, Albany, GA 31721. On online guestbook is at www.kimbrellstern.com.