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Obituary for Rose O'Neal (Elliott)

Rose  O'Neal (Elliott)
Rose O’Neal, 97, of Tiger, Georgia., died Wednesday May 31, 2017., at Mountain View Health Care in Clayton, GA.

Born Ethel Rose Elliott in Tiger, GA. February 25, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Elisha S. Elliott and Hattie Hollifield Elliott Rose was a lifelong homemaker, Gardener, Seamstress and a loving wife and mother. She was born and lived her entire life in Tiger, GA. She was a member of Tiger Presbyterian Church and the Tiger’s Homemakers Club. She loved living and working on the farm. The frequent visits and long conversation with her many friends and family from near and far gave her great pleasure. She was the last member of her immediate family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William T. (Bill) O’Neal, her parents, Elisha Elliott and Hattie Hollifeld Elliott, her sisters, Edith Cannon, Mildred Stroud, Ellen Thompson and twin brothers, J.C. and R.E,and by several half-brothers and half-sisters. She is survived by three daughters, Sharon O’Neal Grant of Dalton, GA., Joyce O’Neal Gailey (Phil) of St. Petersburg, FL., Melba O’Neal Fugitt (Fred) of Marietta, GA. Two grandchildren, Daniel Gailey and Heather Fugitt (husband Greg Filce) and one great grandson, Ethan Fugitt. Many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Funeral Services will be Sunday June 4, 2017 at 3:00 in the Eastside Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home with Layman Lloyd Hunter officiating. Burial will be in Rabun Memory Park.

The body is at the Eastside Chapel where visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 3:00 P.M. (the funeral hour). The family is at the home. Fowers or Memorial donations to a favorite charity can be made in honor.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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