Neal, Raymond Allen

Friday, February 22, 2019
Raymond Neal
Raymond Neal

Raymond Allen Neal, 54, passed away peacefully in Harrison, Tennessee, on Friday, February 22, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He lost his life battling cancer.

Raymond was a lifelong resident of Hamilton County. He graduated from Tyner High School in 1982 and worked at the Hamilton County Nursing Home as a pharmacy technician. He worked for McKee Foods, retiring after 17 years due to a disabling illness. Raymond was a member of Marantha Baptist Church. He was so loved and will be dearly missed by his family.

He was preceded in death by his father, Augustus Neal.

Raymond is survived by his wife of 32 years, Lisa; mother, Donna (Russell) Drawbond; daughters, Amy (Angela) Johnson and Nicole Neal; brothers, Duane (Lori) Neal and Brian Neal; grandchildren, Nick, Brett, and Dylan as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Monday, Feb. 25, from 4-7 p.m. in the Highway 58 Chapel of Turner Funeral Home. There will also be a visitation on Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral at noon with Pastor Grady Cooper officiating in the Turner Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Neal will be laid to rest in Sparta, Tn. at Saylors Cemetery.


Shamburger, Wanda Johnson

Strickland, Kahlil

Ford, Otis


Wanda Johnson Shamburger, 64, passed away on May 25, 2020. She graduated from Howard High School Class of 1974 and Alabama A&M in 1979 specializing in special education. She taught ... (click for more)

Kahlil Strickland, 23, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Chattanooga. Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 423 622-9995. (click for more)

Otis Ford, 63, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc. (click for more)



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