Obituary for Margaret Hester Neal
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Margaret Hester Neal

June 3, 1931 ~ January 14, 2017 (age 85)

Margaret Hester Neal, 85, passed away at her home on January 14, 2017.  Funeral services celebrating her life will be held Sunday January 22, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Pierce-Jefferson Funeral & Cremation Services Chapel. Dr. Melissa Clodfelter will officiate.

Margaret was born in Forsyth County , June 3, 1931, to the late Bessie Irene Linville Hester and Columbus “Lum” Glidewell Hester.  She graduated from Walkertown High School.  In 1950, she married her high school sweetheart . . . the late Troy Smith Neal. Margaret and Troy lived most of their lives on their farm in Belews Creek.  She retired from Western Electric after 35 years of service. She was most happy when quilting, working jigsaw puzzles, and cooking for family and friends . . . who were her true joy and passion. 

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Hester Mabe and brothers, Earl Hester and Ben Hester. 

Survivors include daughter, Jo Ann Daniel and partner Bob Godber; sister, Dorothy “Dot” Duggins; brother, Jack Hester and Helen; niece, Faye Mabe Clodfelter and Harry, and their family Jill Clodfelter, Melissa Clodfelter, Kevin Clodfelter, Noah Ciocan, Jessie Hatcher, and Laken Clodfelter, as well as many extended family and friends.

The family will visit with friends at The Jefferson House immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Forsyth County, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27103.

Jo Ann wants to thank Lisa, Barbara, Terri, Jane, Hannah, and all the wonderful folks at Forsyth Hospice who provided extraordinary care and kindness to Margaret during her last weeks.

Friends and family may sign and view the guestbook at

 Service Information

Funeral Service
January 22, 2017

2:00 PM
Pierce-Jefferson Funeral & Cremation Services Chapel
213 W. Mountain Street
Kernersville, NC 27284

January 22, 2017

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
The Jefferson House
225 W. Mountain Street
Kernersville, NC 27284

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