McNeal, Henry Rudolph

Posted: Fri 11:01 AM, Jan 25, 2013
Mr. Henry Rudolph McNeal of Hartford passed away peacefully in his sleep at his Hartford home on Thursday morning, January 24, 2013. Rudolph finally succumbed to ALS after more than 30 years bravely fighting this dreadful disease.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, in Pondtown United Methodist Church with Rev. Donna Cumbie and Rev. Oneal Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Hartford City Cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home of Slocomb directing. Mr. McNeal will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.

Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made to Pondtown United Methodist Church, County Road 16, Hartford, AL 36344.

Mr. Rudolph was born in Geneva County, AL on May 16, 1926 to the late Sumpter and Seless Hollis McNeal. He was a graduate of the University of Alabama and worked for many years for General Motors in Mobile, AL. He served with the U.S. Navy on the island of Guam during World War II. He was a long time member of Pondtown United Methodist Church.

Survivors include one brother: James McNeal of Hartford; two sisters: Lenora Williams of Greenville, TN and Ouida Lou Phillips of Slocomb; nieces and nephews: Phyllis Phillips Voth of Enterprise, Terry Phillips of Slocomb, Julie Williams Shelton and Daniel Williams of Greenville, TN.

The family would like to express their appreciation to Mr. Rudolph’s longtime caregivers, Susan Rowell, and her mother, Shirley Rowell, of Samson. Melanie Dean of AlaCare Hospice is to be commended for the expert care she gave Mr. Rudolph and the love extended to him and his family during his illness.

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