Neil A. Lomax

Published 12:00 am Monday, January 22, 2007

LINWOOD – Neil Alvin Lomax, 73, of Jubilee Road, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2007, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem.

Mr. Lomax was born May 16, 1933, in Davidson County to Willie Alvin Lomax and Mae Irene Barnhardt Lomax. A retired employee of Celanese in Salisbury, he was veteran of the U.S. Army. He was an avid supporter of UNC basketball and never missed anything his grandchildren were involved in.

Surviving are sister Betty Lomax of the home; daughters Donna Blackwelder of Harrisburg and Sharon Starnes of Kannapolis; stepdaughter Diane Griffin of Salisbury; grandchildren Joshua Blackwelder, Michael Smith, Justin Blackwelder, Kenneth Blackwelder, Jr., Luke Blackwelder, Heather Starnes, Cody Starnes, Michele Shimberg and Melanie Tysinger; and step-great-grandchildren Sam-antha and Seth Shimberg.

Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday, at Churchland Baptist Church, where he was a member, conducted by the Rev. Christina Howell. Burial will at be Lomax Family Cemetery.

Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Davidson Funeral Home Lexington Chapel and other times at the home.

Memorials: Memorials may be directed to Churchland Baptist Church, Building Fund, 7516 N.C. 150 South, Lexington, NC 27295; or Hospice & Palliative Care Center of Rowan County, 512 Kulmac Road Suite 3, Salisbury, NC 28144.

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