September 22, 2020

Neva Maynard, a resident of South Fulton, died Sept. 19 at The Waters in Union City, Tenn. She was 90.

Graveside services were held Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery near Dukedom, Tenn. No visitation was held. Hornbeak Funeral Chapel, of Fulton, was in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by three daughters, Susan Maynard Lee (Robert), of South Fulton, Edith Maynard Redish, of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Deborah Maynard Merritt, of Jackson, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Lisa Lee Bivens (Mike), of South Fulton, James Lee (Christy), of Union City, Cliff Redish, of Glen Springs, Colo., and Jake Redish, of Denver, Colo.; one granddaughter-in-law Emily Merritt, of Memphis, Tenn.; three great-grandchildren, Bubba Murray and Madelyn Hogan, both of South Fulton, and Lesley Jones Murray, of Union City; and five great-great-grandchildren, Brylee Jones and Paislee Jones, both of Union City, and Georgia Pitts, Holden Murray, and Darcy Murray, all of South Fulton; and one sister, Margie Nell Burlison, of Sheffield, Ala.

She was preceded in death by her parents, DJ and Mary Frances Milan Jones; her husband, Charles Maynard (Oct. 9, 2013); and a grandson, Brett Merritt (Dec. 22, 2019)

Born May 21, 1930 in Weakley County, Tenn., she was a graduate of South Fulton High School and was a member of the Smith Street Church of Christ.

After marrying her husband Charles, she traveled with him for 20 years as he served in the U.S. military. After his retirement, the couple returned to South Fulton for her Postal Career and the family farming operation.

She was retired from the U.S. Postal service where she worked as a Rural Mail Carrier for many years.

Memorials may be made to Forget Me Not Foundation 3744 Cleek Echo Drive, Union City, Tenn. 38261; The American Cancer Society; or The Oak Grove Cemetery Fund, c/o Sherrill Reams, 5122 Country Club Rd., South Fulton, Tenn. 38257.

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