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Thursday, April 16, 2009 Mourns the Passing of John McNees

John W. McNees, 78, Clinton, died at 1:30 p.m. Saturday (April 11, 2009) at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur.

His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with James McMillion officiating, and with Masonic rites. Burial will be in Mausoleum Park Cemetery, Clinton. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Wapella Christian Church or American Legion Post 103 of Clinton.

He was born July 7, 1930, in Vernon, Ala., son of Willie O. and Anna May Hankins McNees. He married Mattie Harney on Sept. 2, 1949, in Clinton. Mattie passed away March 29, 1986. He later married Lila J. Riddle on Jan. 5, 1987, in Ashville, N.C.

He is survived by his wife, Lila J. McNees, Clinton; one son, Ben (Kathy) McNees, Clinton; one daughter, Penny (David) Nohr, Alaska; two stepsons; one stepdaughter; three nieces; one nephew; one sister, Pearl Watson, Columbus, Miss.; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

He was a member of the Wapella Christian Church.

He was a retired engineer from Illinois Central Gulf Railroad.

He was a member of DeWitt Masonic Lodge 84 AF&AM and of American Legion Post 103 in Clinton.

Our condolences to the McNees, Riddle, an Wheat families. The Flag flies at half mast for U.S. Air Force veteran John McNees.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I never knew the departed, but I have actually been to Vernon, Alabama, the county seat of Lamar County. It is very rural, very relaxed, very much like DeWitt County except that it is dry. Dry as a bone. The nearest Wal Mart is in Tupelo.


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