Lugenia Neal "Puny" Dozier, age 79, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Hamilton Medical Center.
She was born on Nov. 26, 1939 to the late James Neal and Corrie Bell Hardinger Neal. She was preceded in death by her two sisters, Lucy Mae Grant, Carrie Ada Willis; brother (nephew), James H. Neal; two sons, Thomas Neal and Julian Keith Winkfield; and niece, Tahra Neal.
She leaves to mourn her passing her husband, Thurman “Catfish” Dozier; sons, Timothy Neal, Gordon Lee Winkfield, Anthony (Phyllis) Winkfield, of Dalton, Ga.; grandchildren, McKendall Bonds, Zulekha Neal, Shalisa (Torrey) Love, Thomas Winkfield, Jr., Rachel (Eric) Rodriguez; great-grandchildren, Zaniya, Zahria, McKasmayne, and Dallas, Ethan, Gabriel, Aurora, Akilah; daughters-in-law, Patricia Neal, Glenda Winkfield; sisters-in-law, Barbara Ann Lawrence, Sara Mae (Jimmy) Reynolds, Mary Lawrence, Bessie Lamar, Dorothy Wedgeworth; brother-in-law, Jerome Dozier; nieces and nephews, Mary Janetta Coppage, Christine (Ray) Hall, Mary Jane Dixon, Charles (Deborah) Neal, Pastor Miriam (Bishop Craig) Pender, Wanda (Kevin) Thornton, Joseph McHenry, Jr., Terry Wayne McHenry; other relatives, and dear friends, Waydean Hinchey who is the daughter of Peggy Jones for many years as her caregiver. Then after nine years, Waydean became Puny’s caregiver with her love. Also, Fred (Olean) Thompson, Zeke Weaver, Pastor George Beavers, the Whitener family, and other friends.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, Dec. 8, at 2:30 p.m. at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 900 Roan Street, Dalton, Ga. with Rev. Rodney Weaver as eulogist, Dr. Jerry Jones as presider, and Pastor Kenneth Scaife, officiating.
Her remains will lie in state at the funeral home on Friday, Dec. 7, after 11 a.m.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, Dec. 7, from 6-8 p.m.
Interment will be in West Hill Cemetery.
Please share your thoughts and memories of Lugenia Neal “Puny” Dozier at www.willisfuneralhomedalton.com.
Arrangements are by Willis Funeral Home, Inc., Dalton, Georgia.