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John Ansley McNeill, Sr.

July 25, 1928 March 13, 2017
John Ansley McNeill, Sr.
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Obituary for John Ansley McNeill, Sr.

John Ansley McNeill, Sr., 88, of Americus, died Monday, March 13, 2017 at his home. He was born July 25, 1928 in Sumter County to the late Robert Duncan McNeill, Jr. and Orlean Ansley McNeill. He was born and raised and spent his life on a farm in the New Era community. He graduated from Americus High School and then earned a degree from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton. At one time or another he grew cotton, peanuts, wheat, corn, soybeans, green beans, cows, hogs, horses, and children. He and his wife, Ellen, dedicated their sixty-seven years together to their faith, family, and the land they loved and farmed.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Salem United Methodist Church. Rev. Kevin Kilgore will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., one hour prior to the service at Salem United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife of sixty-seven years, Ellen McNeill of Americus; a daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Shelton Souther of Douglas; and a son, John McNeill, Jr. of Americus. Also surviving are six grandchildren: Casey and Kevin Kilgore, Megan and Chuck Carson, Jess and MeriBeth McNeill, Ansley and Myles Alexander, Anna Rose Souther, and Will Souther; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Phoebe-Sumter Hospice, P.O. Box 1434, Americus, GA 31709 or to Salem United Methodist Church, 942 Upper River Rd., Americus, GA 31709.

Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel is in charge of these arrangements.

Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

15

Mar

1:00 PM 3/15/2017 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 3/15/2017 2:00:00 PM
Salem UMC

903 Upper River Rd.
Americus, GA 31709

Salem UMC
903 Upper River Rd. Americus 31709 GA
United States

Service

Wednesday

15

Mar

2:00 PM 3/15/2017 2:00:00 PM
Salem UMC

903 Upper River Rd.
Americus, GA 31709

Salem UMC
903 Upper River Rd. Americus 31709 GA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Oak Grove Cemetery Final Resting Place

Rees St.
Americus, GA 31709

Rees St. Americus 31709 GA
United States
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