"Dignity without compromise"

***Ministerís Obituary***

Grady C. Neill went to be with the Lord at George Nigh Rehabilitation Center on September 16, 2002. He was born May 14, 1914 in Waxahachie, Texas to J.A. and Jeanett (Westmoreland) Neill. In his early years his family moved to the Holdenville area. He worked for the Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service for 26 years. After retirement he was a Real Estate Broker. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and active in the Harmony Class, which he loved. His parents preceded him in death, and also his brothers Lawrence, David, R.D., Sam, Paul Hale, two sisters, Faye and Evelyn, and a grandson, Shawn Billbe.

He is survived by his wife Christine (Gee) Neill of the home, daughters and sons-in-law, Mike and Rita Billbe of Flippin, Arkansas, and Bill and Beverly Kindred of Yukon, grandchildren and spouses, Kristi and Eric Pendleton of Yukon, Staci and Marcus Peck of Yukon, Jana Kindred at the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, brothers and spouses, James and Lucille Neill of San Antonio, Texas, Homer and Virginia Neill of Seminole, Oklahoma, Olen and Sue Neill of Wewoka, and Don and Peggy Neill of Wewoka, a sister, Maye Mayfield of McAllen, Texas, a sister-in-law, Patsy Neill of Bealton, Virginia, a brother-in-law, Eugene Molleur of Stigler, Oklahoma and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, September 18, 2002 at the First United Methodist Church of Okmulgee with Reverend Guy Langston officiating. Interment will be in the Holdenville Cemetery at 2:00 P.M. Casketbearers will be Mr. Neillís beloved nephews, Eddie Neill, Ace Neill, James Bibb, Leif Nevener, Teddy Neill, and Phil Neill. Friends may visit the funeral home from 12-8 PM Tuesday. Arrangements are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.

My devoted husband, you have blessed my life for 63 wonderful years. Daddy, you grounded us in our Christian faith and forever shared the power of positive thinking in our lives. Grandpa, we will always remember, "Who we Are" because of your example.

The family wishes to extend its grateful thanks to George Nigh Rehabilitation Center, and to the many faithful nurses and doctors who served him.