Vernell Haynes O’Neill, 93, of Monticello, formerly of Warren, passed away on September 19, 2016 at Belleview Estates Nursing and Rehab Facility in Monticello.
She was the widow of Hershel Lamar O’Neill, a member of Corinth Baptist Church, and helped organize Green Hill Baptist Church. Along with her late husband she was co-owner and operator of H.L. Sand & Gravel Company.
Mrs. O’Neill also worked at Anderson’s Jewelry in Warren and later for Walmart. She was a member of Bradley County Hospital Auxiliary and was a foster grandparent for the Warren Elementary School.
She was born November 15, 1922 in Drew County to the late Cliff and Ida Griffin.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, D.C. Haynes and one sister, Ruby Hawkins Loveless.
Survivors include one son, Bill O’Neill and wife Lela of Searcy; one daughter, Diane O’Neill Underwood of Warren; grandchildren, Joshua, Matthew, Michael, Clarissa, Nichols, Katherine; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Kurt, Michael, Kylie, Lela, Lexi, Grace, Sela, Haleigh, Tristyn and Karley; one brother, Roy E. Haynes of Bastrop; two nieces, Carol Hawkins Palmer and Judy Hawkins.
Funeral services will be held on September 22 at 2 at Stephenson-Dearman Chapel with burial to follow in the O’Neill Family Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon till service time.