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 Grady Cornelius “Neil” Lewis

Grady Cornelius “Neil” Lewis

Birth
Jackson County, North Carolina, USA
Death 5 Nov 2008 (aged 91)
Jackson County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Webster, Jackson County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 100023164 · View Source
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Obituary of Grady Cornelius Lewis (Neil, Dad, Pappaw);

*Obituaries from the Asheville Citizen-times and the Sylva Herald - below, as published on Published: Nov. 07, 2008 and Nov. 12, 2008.
An error was corrected and denoted by ***; The orginal obit said "greatgreat-grandson". Other mistakes are in ().

From the Asheville Citizen-times

Sylva - Neal G. Lewis, 91, of the Little Savannah Community, died Wednesday, November 5, 2008, at Harris Regional Hospital after a period of declining health.

A native and lifelong resident of Jackson County; he was a loving husband, father, grandfather and a friend to all who knew him; he retired from the Department of Corrections as a guard; an avid outdoorsman and gardener; he loved to turkey hunt and was a NASCAR fan; a avid supporter of his political party (during) his lifetime and had cast his ballot from his hospital bed just four days before his death. A member of Little Savannah Baptist Church; at the time of his death, he was the last surviving child of the late Will and Alva Frady Lewis; preceded in death by two grandsons, Jason Lewis and John Spencer; one great-grandson***.

Surviving is his wife of 73 years, Ollie Edna Frizzell Lewis; five daughters, Betty Allen, of Lexington, Lois Deitz, Gin Moses and husband, Harry and Sue Lewis, all of Sylva, and Pat Carden and husband, John, of Candler; two sons, Paul Lewis and wife, Barbara and Mick Lewis and wife, Dorothy, both of Sylva; 20 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, MeltonRiddle Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Kent Lowdermilk and Eddie Stillwell officiating. Burial will be in Stillwell Cemetery. The family will receive friends 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Stillwell Cemetery Fund, c/o Carolyn Buchanan, 25 Monroe Buchanan Road, Sylva, NC 28779.

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From the Sylva Herald

Neal Lewis

Neal G. Lewis, 91, of Sylva's Little Savannah community, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, at Harris Regional Hospital after a period of declining health.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, in the chapel of Melton-Riddle Funeral Home with the Revs. Kent Lowdermilk and Eddie Stillwell officiating.

Burial was in Stillwell Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jeff Moses, Eric Lewis, Eddie Allen, Jeremy Carden, Brandon "Bub" Lewis and Matthew Deitz. Honorary pallbearers were Chad Lewis, Benji Lewis, Travis Lewis, Greg Gibson, John Carden, Mike Sutton, David MacEwen, Justin Lewis, Josh Carden, Todd Moses, Harry Moses, Dustin Deitz, Jimmy Gaston and Mark Miller.

A native and lifelong resident of Jackson County, he was retired from the N.C. Department of Corrections as a guard and was an avid outdoorsman and gardener. He enjoyed turkey hunting and was a NASCAR fan, and he was a supporter of his political party who had cast his ballot from his hospital bed just four days before his death. He was a member of Little Savannah Baptist Church.

The last surviving son of the late Will and Alva Frady Lewis, he was also preceded in death by two grandsons; and one great-grandson***.

Surviving are his wife of 73 years, Ollie Edna Frizzell Lewis; five daughters, Betty Allen of Lexington; Lois Deitz, Gin Moses and Sue Lewis, all of Sylva; and Pat Carden of Candler; two sons, Paul Lewis and Mick Lewis, both of Sylva; 20 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Stillwell Cemetery Fund, c/o Carolyn Buchanan, 25 Monroe Buchanan Rd., Sylva, NC 28779.


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  • Created by: Beth Ivie-Allen
  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100023164
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Grady Cornelius “Neil” Lewis (11 Nov 1916–5 Nov 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100023164, citing Stillwell Cemetery, Webster, Jackson County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Beth Ivie-Allen (contributor 24114498) .