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Funeral services for Harry O’Neal, 56, of 151 R.J. Johnson Road Martin, SC will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 25, 2016, at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, with Reverend Doctor Hayward Dock officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Brother Harry “Big O” O’Neal, Sr., was born on May 21, 1960 in Hollywood, Florida to Mr. Jessie O’Neal and the late Mrs. Laverne Simmons O’Neal. He was called into eternal rest on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at his residence.

At an early age he joined the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church. Harry was a faithful servant of God. He served as Assistant Chief of the Usher Board until his health declined.

Harry attended the public schools of Barnwell County, graduating in 1978 from Barnwell High School. In 1980, he joined the United States Army where he later received an honorable discharge. He later joined the National Guard to continue to serve his country.

He was formerly married to Priscilla Broadus and to that union three children were born: Harry, Jr. (Duke), Yolonda (Pig), and Maria (Ria). He was a loving and devoted father to his children.

Harry was employed with Savannah River Site through Local Union 150 after completion of his pipefitter certification. He later became employed with Three Rivers Solid Waste Authority as a Special Commodity Relocating Technician until retiring due to disability in 2014. Harry served his community as a volunteer on Martin Fire Department for many years.

Harry was a man of few words, that enjoyed landscaping during his leisure time. Of all the accolades and accomplishments in his life, the greatest achievement of all was being a father and grandfather. He was a compassionate giver that always provided for others before thinking of himself.

Harry is preceded in death by two children: Yolonda O’Neal and Harry O’Neal, Jr.; one sister, Alice O’Neal; two brothers: Laverett O’Neal and Elonza O’Neal.

He leaves to cherish his fond memories: his devoted father, Jessie O’Neal of Atlanta, GA; one daughter; Maria O’Neal of Martin, SC; five grandchildren: Zacaria O’Neal of Atlanta, GA, Emani O’Neal of Blackville, SC, Kareem Riddle, Trinity Riddle and Serenity Riddle all of Martin, SC; three sisters: Cherry Jones of Allendale, SC, Diane (Arthur) Jones of Martin, SC and Lucille (Robert Lee) Robinson of Martin, SC; two sisters-in-law: Geraldine O’Neal of Hallendale, FL and Charles Ann Mack of North Augusta, SC; four brothers-in-law: Columbus Jones of Barnwell, SC, Lankward Gooding of Allendale, SC, Glenn (Marina) Brodus of Atlanta, GA and Herman (Annie Mae) Brodus of Wisconsin; two aunts: Alberta (Ennis) Bush and Estella (Lee) Henderson of New Jersey; a special loved one, Marion Brooks of Martin, SC; devoted friends: Fred Brodus, John Henry Williams, Jr., Marie Smoaks, and Essie Smoaks of Martin, SC; three godchildren: Corey Spiller of Fort Bennie, GA, Chantevra McClain of Martin, SC and Orlando Spiller, Jr. of Barnwell, SC; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held Sunday, July 24, 2016 from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Friends may call at the residence or at the funeral home

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  • Wednesday, July 20, 2016
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Allendale Community Funeral Home
  • Saturday, July 23, 2016
    Heartfelt sympthany extended to the O Neal family during this difficult time.
    ~ Cornelius Fields   Allendale, SC
  • Sunday, July 24, 2016
    My Deepest Sympathy To The Family
    ~ Elnora Rainey   Williston, SC
  • Monday, July 25, 2016
    Praying God's strength for the O'Neal family. God knows what is best.
  • Thursday, March 01, 2018
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family we are so sorry to hear about your loss. Death can bring so many tears and pain,but your memories can also bring smiles too We hope that you can find some comfort in the words find at 2 Corinthians 1: 2 - 4 . Sincerely Rebecca
    ~ Rebecca   Columbia, SC