Born April 19, 1932, in Wilson County, she is the daughter of the late Eldon and Irene Floyd Tribble. She graduated with honors from Lebanon High School in 1950. She married James Ross Neal on November 10, 1951. She worked for Commerce Union Bank before moving to Milan. She then studied to be a hydroponic engineer, before moving to Saudi Arabia. While there she grew vegetables for the compound, and raised flowers for the King Faisal Hospital. She was a member of the Meadow Lane Church of Christ.
She is survived by her husband of nearly sixty three years, James Ross Neal; son, Michael Ross Neal; daughter, Connie Beard; brother, Floyd Tribble; 5 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, June 14, 2014, at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Hayes officiating. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1:00 PM until service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sam Houston Elementary School or to American Cancer Society.