Thursday, February 21, 2008   Bluefield Daily Telegraph    Deaths

Melinda Christine Neely

PRINCETON — Melinda Christine Neely, 57, of Princeton, died Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at the Women and Children’s Hospital in Charleston.

Born on May 27, 1950 in McComas, she was the daughter of Evelyn Cassell Helmandollar and the late Aught Barie.

She was employed as a Pharmacy Technician with Neighborhood Care Pharmacy with 16 years of service. She previously was employed by the Dean Company in Princeton. Melinda was a member of the First Assembly of God of Princeton.

Survivors include her husband: Rex Luther Neely Sr.; mother and stepfather: Evelyn Cassell Helmandollar and husband Buford of Green Valley; son: David Scott Anderson of Princeton; three stepchildren: Dana Lynn Neely of Princeton, Rex Neely Jr. and wife Kathy of Bluefield, Kelley Neely of Princeton; grandchildren: Rex Neely III and Tiffani Neely; brothers: Donald Barie and wife Billie of Princeton, Stephen Barie and wife Verna of Princeton; sister: Susan Carver and husband Guy of North Carolina; stepbrother: Kerry Helmandollar of Green Valley; stepsister: Sandy Collins of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; three nephews, four nieces, two grand-nieces and three grand-nephews.

Funeral Services will be held 8:00 p.m. Thursday (today), February 21, 2008 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Brad Puckett officiating.

The family will honor Melinda’s request that she be cremated.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday (today) from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1816 Jefferson Street, Bluefield, WV 24701 or to Hospice Care.

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The Neely family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory & Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.