Eloise McLaney Veal Obituary

Eloise McLaney Veal

Eloise McLaney Veal was born in Hurtsboro, Alabama on March 20, 1930 to Milton and Margaret McLaney. She was one of seven children and the last surviving child. Eloise passed away peacefully on January 12, 2021 at 90 years of age. Preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, James Veal, Sr., Eloise is survived by her daughter Kathy Dixon (Wiley), daughter Beth Irving (Scott), and son Jim Veal Jr. She cherished her six grandchildren, Michele Hunnewell (George), Josh Dixon (Stephanie), Katie Davis (Justin), Kelli Caputo (Shawn), Sarah Dixon (Mitch), and Aaron Irving. In addition, she loved her 12 great grandchildren and her three great-great grandsons. Eloise is also survived by her sister-in-law Ann Veal Kuhn and brother-in- law Bobby Veal (Carol), along with many nieces and nephews. Eloise graduated from Cedartown High School (Ga.) in 1948 and attended Georgia State College for Women before marrying her high school sweetheart and moving to Lake Panasoffkee in 1954. She and her husband James owned and managed Pana Vista Lodge for 66 years. She loved her church family at Lake Panasoffkee United Methodist Church and was very active in the United Methodist Women’s organization. In addition, she was a member of Beta Sigma Phi and loved college football, especially the Gators! She was loved by many in her community, always putting the needs of others first. She will be missed by all. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations in Eloise’s memory to Lake Panasoffkee United Methodist Church. All are welcome to attend a graveside service for Eloise at Evergreen Cemetery, Edwards Ave in Bushnell, FL, on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. with Reverend Jan Justice of the Lake Panasoffkee United Methodist Church officiating. Masks are encouraged and social distancing guidelines respected, as we keep this tribute as safe as possible.
March 20, 1930 - January 12, 202103/20/193001/12/2021
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Eloise McLaney Veal was born in Hurtsboro, Alabama on March 20, 1930 to Milton and Margaret McLaney. She was one of seven children and the last surviving child. Eloise passed away peacefully on January 12, 2021 at 90 years of age. Preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, James Veal, Sr., Eloise is survived by her daughter Kathy Dixon (Wiley), daughter Beth Irving (Scott), and son Jim Veal Jr. She cherished her six grandchildren, Michele Hunnewell (George), Josh Dixon (Stephanie), K...

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Jan
23
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Saturday, January 23 2021
11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Evergreen Cemetery
629 E. Noble Ave.
Bushnell, FL 33513
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