Joseph Barnes O'Neal

Born: Sun., Jul. 26, 1931
Died: Sat., Jun. 25, 2011

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Joseph Barnes “Joe” O’Neal, age 79, of Gray, GA, died Saturday, June 25, 2011 at the Coliseum Medical Centers in Macon, GA. A native of Greene County he was born in Union Point, GA on July 26, 1931 to the late Walter Hill O’Neal and Edna Wray O’Neal. As a child he attended school in Union Point and graduated from Union Point High School in 1949 and went on to attend the Georgia Alabama Business School in Macon. For over thirty years he was a clerical worker for Warner Robins Air Force Base. For a number of years he was the caretaker for his aunt and uncle of Macon. Joe dedicated his life in doing good for his family which included spoiling his nieces and nephews. He also had a great love for animals of all kind. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Union Point. He is survived by two sisters, Fay O’Neal Knight of Gray, GA and Betty O’Neal Jordan of Siloam, GA; his nieces and nephew, Debbie Oxenrider, Joni Roberts, Jill McKinley and Chad Jordan; numerous great and great great nieces and nephews; and many friends. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. at Callaway Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Robinson officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA 30669. Serving as pallbearers are Wil Gibson, Ridge Kelly, Dustin Higdon, Jonathan Clifton, Wayne Jordan and Alan McKinley. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday night at Callaway Funeral Home. The family would like to express their thanks to the caregivers, Marilyn, Dede, Lilly and the staff of Lynnhaven Nursing Home for their kindness. Callaway Funeral Home, 208 N. Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA 30669 (706) 486-4138, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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dianne f. mckinley
   Posted Sun June 26, 2011
a true gentleman has left us----he left his mark on all who came to know him==a wonderful friend

Jo Brown
   Posted Mon June 27, 2011
To Joe's family, I know how much this man was loved by all that met him. His kind nature & loving heart. He will truly be missing especially you his family. God has a special place for those like Joe. May this bring you comfort in the days ahead. Sincerely with Love, Jo Brown

kay smith
   Posted Mon June 27, 2011
So sorry to hear about your loss-our prayers are with all the family. Mike and Kay Smith

Sandra Holcomb Askew
   Posted Mon June 27, 2011
Dear Betty, I just found out about your brother. I am so sorry and just wanted to let you and your family know that I am thinking about you during this time of sadness. Sincerely, Sandra

Robert & Annette Dowdy
   Posted Mon June 27, 2011
Faye,Betty and family, We were so sorry to hear about your brother's death. You have our deepest sympathy. Robert & Annette Dowdy

Carolyn Bryan Taylor
   Posted Mon June 27, 2011
Fay, So sorry to hear of your brother's death. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Carolyn Taylor

Jean Knight
   Posted Mon June 27, 2011
Fay, Betty and family I am so sorry for your loss and praying GOD will give you'll the strength that you each need. Love you'll, Jean

Linda B. McLeroy
   Posted Mon June 27, 2011
Btty, I was so very sorry to read of your brother's death..Please know that you & the family will be in my prayers during this trying time.. God Bless, Love, Your old friend, Linda

Brian and Paige Hubbard
   Posted Mon June 27, 2011
Dear Fay, Betty, and family, I was so sorry to hear of Mr. Joe's passing. I know that you all will miss him. Know that God has a special place in heaven for him and you will see him again. You all will in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that God will give you comfort and peace in the days to come. God bless you all. If I can do anything please let me know. Love you all, Paige

   Posted Tue June 28, 2011
Betty (and family), I am so very sorry about your loss of your brother...Please know that I am praying for all. If there is anything that I can do, please don't hesitate to call me. love, Carlene and family

Mary Brown
   Posted Fri July 01, 2011
Ms. Betty and family, I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Joe. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Mary