July 25, 1925 - June 7, 2016

Lela Margell Neville, 90, of Linden, passed away, June 7, 2016.  She was born July 25, 1925 in Almira, Texas, to Howard Franklin Fitts and Roxie Ophelia Penny. 
She is preceded in death by her husband, S.R. “Teabo” Neville; parents, Howard and Ophelia Fitts; five brothers, Loyd Fitts and wife Christine, Grady Fitts and wife Amelia, Ottis Fitts and wife Rex; Chester Earl Fitts and wife Ruth and George Weldon; two sisters, Euna Kirk and husband Bob and Jewel Faye Massey and husband Dave; and several nephews
She is survived by two daughters, LaRue Neville Pavia and husband Allan of Linden and Jo Ann Neville Kuntz of Houston; grandchildren, Nikki Pavia Whatley and husband Rodney of Linden, Jared Kuntz, Nathan Kuntz and wife Nicole and Erin Kuntz and boyfriend Aaron Enderle all of Houston; great-grandchildren, Ada Nichol Whatley, Cora Kate “Nana’s Cori” Whatley of Linden; and numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
She was a devoted wife, mother and Nana. Margell and Teabo lived in Angleton for 36 years, where they raised their daughters. While in Angleton, she was very active in her church work at First Baptist Church. She taught Sunday school for many years and Girls Auxiliary for eight years.
After they returned to Linden, she was active in the Linden Hospital Auxiliary for 22 years. She also remained faithful to her church and Sunday school class at First Baptist Linden.
She was also an avid gardener, growing vegetables for the freezer to have throughout the year and having beautiful flower beds, especially roses.
She loved to watch basketball and football. Some of her favorite teams were the San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets, Houston Texans and the University of Houston Cougars. She also liked to play cards and dominos especially 42. She won many trophies at Wildflower Trails for her skill. She loved spending time with her great-granddaughters, who brought her so much happiness and joy.
We give a special “thank you” to the staff at CHRISTUS St. Michael Hospital and to Dr. Adam Shope.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 19, at Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Linden.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 11, at the First Baptist Church in Linden with Bro. Don Phelps officiating.  Interment will follow in the Linden Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home.
An online guestbook may be signed at

Sept. 19, 1959 - June 6, 2016

Larry G. Green, 56, of Marietta, died Monday, June 6, 2016, at a Texarkana hospital.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at Union Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Hughes Springs.

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