Memorial services for Woodrow Neal were held Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at 2 p.m. from Big Oak United Methodist Church in DeKalb.

The Rev. DeWayne Warren and the Rev. Lavelle Woodrick officiated. McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Neal, 97, of DeKalb, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian.

He was a native and lifelong resident of the Damascus and Hopewell communities in Kemper County. Mr. Neal was a member of Big Oak United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Myrtis Harbour Neal.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Neal of DeKalb; daughter, Peggy Neal Phillips of Hot Springs, Ark.; step-daughter, Brenda G. Pender of Atlanta, Ga.; son, Joe Neal of DeKalb; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and sister, Willie C. Smith of Meridian.

Memorials may be made to Big Oak United Methodist Church or your favorite charity.