Althea Doreen McNeill, age 61, died Friday, December 1, 2017 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst.

A native of Moore County she was the daughter of Richard & Louise Garner McNeill.

Althea or better known to friends as Al, but her most favorite title to be called was Mama or Nannie. She was a loving mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and grandmother. She worked in textiles for over 20 years.  Later she began working at Farm House Kennels which incorporated her love of animals.  She was an avid animal lover. Riding horses was her passion from a young age. Also, going to ballgames/band tournaments. She lived for her girls and grandbabies!

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her daughters, Candace Garner & husband, Mark of Robbins and Nakia Hill of Raleigh; a sister, Jewelene Phillips & husband, Donald of Carthage; a brother, Garry McNeill & wife, Donna of Carthage; three grandchildren, Dylan Moore, Blake Garner & Shayla Garner;  one grand godchild Izzy McCain. Not to be forgotten her little dog Winnie.

The family will welcome friends from 6-8 Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home, Monday, December 4, 2017 at 1 PM. Burial will follow at Yates -Thagard Cemetery.

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  1. I’m so sorry, Candace, and Nakia. Your mama was one of the hardest working, strongest women I’ve ever known. She was so proud of you both, and especially of those beautiful, smart grandchildren. I know without a doubt, she was the best friend I ever had,

  2. Candace and Nakia so sorry to hear this,praying for you two.
    I worked with Al for many years became friends and had lots of good times together until life just took us in different directions (loved her)she loved her children and family with all her

  3. Althea was a wonderful friend and co-worker in years past. I knew first hand of her love for her animals, especially horses. She will be missed, but all pain is gone for her now. May she rest in peace.

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