Mrs. Oree Hughes O’Neal, of Chipley, Florida, answered the call of her Lord & Savior on July 31, 2020 in the UAB Hospital of Birmingham, Alabama. She was 85 years old and a life-long native of Chipley.
Oree was born on June 30, 1935 to Curtis & Mable (Dixon) Hughes in Chipley, Florida. Being reared in a Christian home, she accepted Christ as her personal Savior and was a member of the Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church of Chipley, Florida. Oree was a marvelous cook and served numerous churches and hotels in the area along with the countless meals she prepared for her family and community. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and dear friend to many.
She leaves to cherish her memories seven daughters: Deborah Hughes, Phyllis O’Neal-Merriel, Donna O’Neal (Alvin Moore), Felecia O’Neal, and Deonka O’Neal, all of Chipley, Florida, Laura Lynn O’Neal of Chattahoochee, Florida, and Stacey (Abraham) Curry of Campbellton, Florida; four sons: Felix Hughes, Tony (Michelle) O’Neal, Jeffery (Jodie) O’Neal and Antwan O’Neal, all of Chipley, Florida; 28 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild; sister: Elean Cotton of Decatur, Alabama; along with an abundant host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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