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        Lash “Larry” Neely, age 68, of 120 Anne Neely Road, Gastonia, North Carolina was born April 3, 1949 to Elizabeth N. Thompson and the late John Cramer Neely in Gaston County, North Carolina.  “Larry” transcended from this earthly home to his heavenly home on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at Robin Johnson Hospice House in Dallas, North Carolina.

He was educated in the Gaston County Public School System.  He was employed by Price Brothers in Charlotte, North Carolina.  He enjoyed singing Lee William’s Songs and playing drums, he often spent quiet time fishing on his boat.  Most of all he loved watching old cowboy movies with his Mama.

Besides his father, he was preceded in death by one brother, John Neely, Jr.

He leaves to cherish precious memories his two daughters, Alice Williams of Bronx, N.Y. and Vanessa Palusko (Eric) of Orange County, N.Y.; one son, Robert Williams of Syracuse, N.Y.; mother, Elizabeth N. Thompson of Gastonia, N.C.; five grandchildren, Christina Williams, Christopher Williams, Savannah Palusko, Noah Palusko and Aniya Minnis; two sisters, Eunice Neely of Gastonia, N.C. and Catherine Roberts (Andre) of Baltimore, MD; two brothers, Reverend Ronnie Neely, Sr. (Mary) of Lake Wylie, S.C. and Terry Neely of Gastonia, N.C.; one aunt, Eveline Moore of Charlotte, N.C.; one uncle, James Duff of Gastonia, N.C.; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 
 

Funeral Arrangements

PLACE OF SERVICE:

New Birth Christian Church
5921 Oakridge Road
Lake Wylie, S.C.  29710

DATE & TIME:

Monday, June 5, 2017 @ 1:00 P.M.

VISITATION:

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

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  • Tuesday, May 30, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Costner Funeral Home
  • Tuesday, May 30, 2017
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. The bible helps us to see that Jehovah God is close to the brokenhearted. Psalm 34:18 He also promises us a resurrection of our dead love ones. John 5:28,29
    ~ Lisa L
  • Thursday, June 01, 2017
    Larry from the time I've known since a little girl my memory that i will always have of you is your stylish cowboy boots
    ~ YVETTE BOWERS   BRONX, NY
  • Wednesday, May 31, 2017
    I will miss you dearly uncle Larry. Sitting on the porch with you talking with Bubba and everyone. Until we meet again and I can make you smile again😘
    ~ Dee Holbird   Kannapolis, NC
  • Friday, June 02, 2017
    My prayers are with Alice, Vanessa Palusko Family and the Neely Family during your time of bereavement. Please know that God makes no mistakes. He will carry you through this difficult time/ Trust Him Love Aunt Mary
    ~ Mary A Brown   Bronx
  • Friday, June 02, 2017
    I can still hear your voice saying Shareen emphasizing the E in my name. I Love You Uncle you will be greatly missed Love Always Sharen.
    ~ Sharen Branch   New Windsor, NY
  • Friday, June 02, 2017
    Alice& Vanessa Neely Family you are in my prayers. May God shine down apond you all an keep you strong. Larry will be missed by many.we loved him but God loves him best.keep your walk with the KING an we'll see him again love you Auntie Justine & Family.
    ~ Justine Williams   Middletown, NY
  • Friday, June 02, 2017
    Alice& Vanessa Neely Family you are in my prayers. May God shine down apond you all an keep you strong. Larry will be missed by many.we loved him but God loves him best.keep your walk with the KING an we'll see him again love you Auntie Justine & Family.
    ~ Justine Williams   Middletown, NY
  • Friday, June 02, 2017
    I remember the last time that I saw Larry we were at Chelsea bowling at one of Briana's birthday parties he was full of life and he was full of laughter he will be deeply missed.continue to put your hands in God's hands as it was stated before God makes no mistakes blessings to Alice and Vanessa...
    ~ Deneen and family   NY
  • Friday, June 02, 2017
    I remember the last time that I saw Larry we were at Chelsea bowling at one of Briana's birthday parties he was full of life and he was full of laughter he will be deeply missed.continue to put your hands in God's hands as it was stated before God makes no mistakes blessings to Alice and Vanessa...
    ~ Deneen and family   NY
  • Friday, June 02, 2017
    I remember the last time that I saw Larry we were at Chelsea bowling at one of Briana's birthday parties he was full of life and he was full of laughter he will be deeply missed.continue to put your hands in God's hands as it was stated before God makes no mistakes blessings to Alice and Vanessa...
    ~ Deneen Brown and family   BRONX, NY
  • Friday, August 25, 2017
    I still can't belive your gone..Missing you more and more every day. I know you are in God's care..Rest in peace...
    ~ Vanessa palusko   Middletown, NY