Louise Neely, retired church secretary


Louise Neely
retired church secretary

FLORENCE — Louise Neely, 72, died at home on July 3, 2008, of ovarian cancer.

Services were held July 6 at Marvin United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Neely was the sister of the Rev. Beth Miller of Goodman Memorial UMC in Cary.

Mrs. Neely lived in the Florence community all of her adult life. She was a member of Marvin United Methodist Church. Before her retirement in 2002, she had worked there as a church secretary for 39 years. Mrs. Neely was active in the community through her church work, as a member of Friends of the Library and as a 25-year member of the Florentine Club. She was co-owner of Delectable Palate Caterers.

Mrs. Neely was preceded in death by her husband, Glynn.

Other survivors include: daughters, Karen Travis and Lauren Shields; mother, Kate Ainsworth; brother, Charlie Ainsworth; sister, Ina Mae McLeod; and six grandchildren and one great grandchild. 

Memorials can be made to Marvin UMC, 211 N. Church St., Florence, MS 39073.