Blanche Marie Neal, 99, died Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Erlanger Health System.
She would have turned 100-years-old on July 29, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and was retired from the U.S. Department of Energy in Oar Ridge, Tenn. after many years. She was a longtime member of Evensville United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Granville Clayton and Paralee Dunn Neal; sister, Gertrude Neal and brother, Owen C. Neal.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 14, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Coulter Garrison Funeral Home with Dr. William Boyd, Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Buttram Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Saturday, July 13, from 6 to 9 p.m.