Amanda Thomas Neal

Submitted by: Mary Dougherty

(born: 5 December 1874, Arkansas, died 31 March 1932 Morganton,
Van Buren County, Arkansas)

Source: Newsclipping in family possession.
Date and newspaper publication not included on clipping.


Mrs. J. A. (James Allen) NEAL, whose illness has been mentioned from time to time, passed away March 31. She submitted to an operation on Wednesday before her death. She is survived by her husband, her aged mother, Mrs. A. E. (Angelette TURNEY) THOMAS, and six children. All were at her bedside when the end came except one son, who lives in Johnson, Ark., but reached here in time for the funeral. She is also survived by several brothers and sisters. Mrs. NEAL was a loving wife, a kind mother and a friend to all. She was loved by all who knew her and will be sadly missed. Mrs. NEAL was the writer's mother-in-law (note: no name mentioned), but was more like a mother. Burial was in the Colony cemetery among a host of sorrowing friends and relatives. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Wesley WOOD.

Additional Clipping:
We were surprised last Thursday night when about 8 o'clock at night Archie TIPTON and Prof. GRIFFIIN of Morganton came in and asked us to go to Morganton to conduct the funeral of Mrs. Amanda NEAL, wife of J. A. NEAL, an old boyhood friend and neighbor. We have known Mrs. NEAL practically all her life and her husband from early boyhood. She was the eldest daughter of good old Doctor THOMAS, an old pioneer doctor and local preacher of that county, whose memory we all revere. We leave the further details of her death to the Morganton writer. May God bless all.

Addtional Clipping:
Mrs. Pearl WILLIAMS of Alder Branch received the sad message on last Thursday that her sister, Mrs. Mandy NEAL of Morganton, had passed away from an operation for appendicitis. We had only met Mrs. NEAL once or twice, but have heard her often spoken of as being a woman of high qualities. We extend our deepest sympathy to those who are sad. She leaves a husband and children; an aged mother, Mrs. Ann THOMAS; five sister, Mrs. Lucy JOHNSON of Morganton, Mrs. Minnie HANCOCK of Dallas, Tex., Mrs. Maud BROWN of Morrilton, Mrs. Mary CAPLINGER of Fordyce and Mrs. Pearl WILLIAMS of Quitman, and four brothers, Marvin THOMAS of Central, N.Mex., Frank THOMAS of Oklahoma; James THOMAS of Little Rock, and Bob Thomas of Morganton.