Lula Bell McNeal Walker Nash, 91, of Baxley, passed away Monday, September 28, 2020.
Mrs. Nash was born October 6, 1928 in Jeff Davis County to the late Michael A. McNeal and the late Lula Kaiser McNeal. She was a homemaker and a charter member of Faith Baptist Church and also a member of Woodmen of the World. Mrs. Nash was inducted into the Baxley-Appling County Sports Hall of Fame for her lifelong accomplishments in sports, including being a part of the Appling County State Basketball Championship Team. She continued in her love of sports, playing basketball until she was in her 60s and softball until she was 65. She also was a member of the bowling league until she was in her 80s.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Vanlayer Walker and J. W. Nash; a son, Wilbur Walker; and a granddaughter, Melanie Crosby.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia Ann and Harold Strickland, Janice and Barry Branch, Evelyn Pfau and Dale Davis and Annette and Rickey Hunter all of Baxley; sons and a daughter-in-law, Rex Walker and Van and Lisa Walker, Jr. all of Baxley. Sixteen grandchildren, twenty-six great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren also survive.
A private funeral service was held Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Swain Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Conger officiating and a eulogy by a granddaughter, Keely Thornton.
Interment followed in Omega Cemetery.
Active Pallbearers were Shane Crosby, Shawn Crosby, Josh Walker, Walker Rowell, Brett Nail and Ryan Walker.
Honorary pallbearers were all friends and family in attendance.
Musical selections were rendered by Floyd Hunter.
Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.