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Beatrice Mae NealPassing: June 14, 2012


Chastain Funeral Home

Tuesday,Jun.19,2012, 10:30 am


Chastain Funeral Home

Monday,Jun.18,2012, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday,Jun.19,2012, 09:30 am - 10:30 am


Mitchell Cemetery


MITCHELL Beatrice Mae “Aunt Bea” Neal, 91, passed away at 9:00 p.m. Thursday, June 14, 2012, at her residence.

Born August 19, 1920, in Orleans, she was the daughter of Frank and Dora (Wilson) Hunter. She married Charles Neal February 24, 1940, and he preceded her in death April 30, 1989.

She had clerked at Barlow’s Grocery and worked at the election polls. “Bea” was a member of Tulip Street Christian Church.

Surviving: siblings,
Don (Janice) Hunter, Lafayette
Dean (Ilene) Hunter, Audobon
Charles Lee (Peggy) Hunter, Talladega, Alabama
Max (Doris) Hunter, Lafayette
Carol (George) Williams, Scottsburg
Geraldine (Walter) Barrett, London, Kentucky

Her parents; husband; brothers, Frank Hunter, Jr., Robert Hunter, James Hunter, and Carl Hunter; and sisters, Juanita Bennett and Maxine Gray, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Bro. Darrin Chastain officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Monday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

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9 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Lori Bowles | Bedford, IN
    Date: June 21, 2012
    Bea-Bea will be missed by our family but I know she is watching over each of us from heaven. My last birthday card had 2 little girls chating about being best friends and she said "I got that because we are best frineds". I know she was a best friend to a lot of people and we will always remember the life lessons that she taught us. Someone said she was "True to her identity" & that she was...
  2. Guest: Lisa Scott | Mitchell, IN
    Date: June 20, 2012
    Aunt Bea Friday morning the heavens opened up and rejoiced what a beautiful Soul received. I grew up with Aunt Bea & Charlie. The Memories I have of them both are a treasure. How fortune I was to learn life lessons from her. I pray that others can learn from her life and celebrate the time we shared with such a beautiful Woman.
  3. Guest: Richard Blackerb | Mitchell, IN
    Date: June 19, 2012
    Growing up, we lived a few houses form Barlows Grocery. Bea was always there with a friendly smile and kind words. She treated all of us kids like young adults. Bea is one of the sweetest ladies iv'e ever known. She touched a lot of hearts and will never be forgotten.
  4. Guest: Betty L. Blackerby | Mitchell, IN
    Date: June 19, 2012
    Sorry to hear this.
  5. Guest: Stephanie Wagner | Butler, KY
    Date: June 18, 2012
    I have know "Aunt" Bea since I was little and would go over to her house with Lori. She will always be remembered as kind and loving. She will be missed greatly.
  6. Guest: Mark A Craft | Fortville, IN
    Date: June 18, 2012
    Bea was my next door neighbor when i was growing up. I lived beside her for 13 years. My grandma (Helen Tow) lived beside her for many years. I just seen her last week for the first time in many years at my aunt Juanita Pemberton's funeral. She looked terrific and it was so good to see her. What a nice lady....
  7. Guest: Lisa Apple Beasley | Orleans, IN
    Date: June 17, 2012
    What an angel God now has with him. I will never forget when we lived by Bea & Charles. Bea would do anything to help you out. She would be out there mowing the yard in 100 degree weather, Dad would always have to get onto her! Bea was an extra special lady. She was always the first person I got my Christmas card every year from. I will miss her dearly!! Prayers to all the family!!
  8. Guest: Gayla & Tim Goff | Oklahoma City, OK
    Date: June 16, 2012
    We have always adored Bea! Bea was always so sweet and had a caring nature. You were the only one who could brush my hair when I was little! We will keep your friends & family in our prayers! We love you Bea!
  9. Guest: Suzie Batchelor Leatherman | Mitchell, IN
    Date: June 16, 2012
    I have known Bea since I was a little girl. She worked at Quigleys, Taylors and Barlows neighborhood grocery. Bea was a very special lady. She was an inspiration to my mom, Margaret Batchelor Rayhill. During her illness and final days Bea was there for her & Clyde. God has taken a Special Angel home. She will be missed by all who knew her. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May you find peace in knowing she is in a much better place.