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Tuesday December 15th, 2015
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Ora A. O'Neal


Ora Ann O’Neal, 74, of Granbury, passed away peacefully with loved ones at her side on Thursday, September 21, 2017.

Ora was born in Commerce, Texas on May 4, 1943 to Melba Glynn and Marvin Alden Thomas Jr. She moved to Dallas in 1960 where she lived until 2016. Ora graduated with her nursing degree in 1982 and practiced nursing for over 30 years; but, her true passion was her writing. She wrote poetry, short stories and even a novel. She was an avid reader and enjoyed talking about history, literature and politics. Ora was a free spirit, and all who met her were charmed by her sweet personality and unique perspective. She loved all animals, especially her faithful companion, Sam.

Ora is survived by her son, James Patrick O’Neal; her daughters: Leslie Simecka and Brandi Showalter; and, her grandchildren: Zachary Tabor, Pierce James O’Neal, Troy James O’Neal and Lauren Elizabeth O’Neal.

Ora was preceded in death by her son, David Alden O’Neal and her parents Marvin Alden Thomas and Melba Glenn Thomas.

The family will receive friends in the stateroom of the Jones-Walker and Son Funeral home at 11:00 a.m., Monday September 25, 2017, with graveside services following at 12:00 p.m. in Rosemound Cemetery of Commerce.

In lieu of flowers, you may send donations in her name to K-9 Angels Dog Rescue.


Ora Ann O’Neal, 74, of Granbury, passed away peacefully with loved ones at her side on Thursday, September 21, 2017.

Ora was born in Commerce, Texas on May 4, 1943 to Melba Glynn and Marvin Alden Thomas Jr. She moved to Dallas in 1960 where she lived until 2016. Ora graduated with her nursing degree in 1982 and practiced nursing for over 30 years; but, her true passion was her writing. She wrote poetry, short stories and even a novel. She was an avid reader and enjoyed talking about history, literature and politics. Ora was a free spirit, and all who met her were charmed by her sweet personality and unique perspective. She loved all animals, especially her faithful companion, Sam.

Ora is survived by her son, James Patrick O’Neal; her daughters: Leslie Simecka and Brandi Showalter; and, her grandchildren: Zachary Tabor, Pierce James O’Neal, Troy James O’Neal and Lauren Elizabeth O’Neal.

Ora was preceded in death by her son, David Alden O’Neal and her parents Marvin Alden Thomas and Melba Glenn Thomas.

The family will receive friends in the stateroom of the Jones-Walker and Son Funeral home at 11:00 a.m., Monday September 25, 2017, with graveside services following at 12:00 p.m. in Rosemound Cemetery of Commerce.

In lieu of flowers, you may send donations in her name to K-9 Angels Dog Rescue.


SERVICES
Graveside Service

Monday, September 25, 2017
12:00 PM

Rosemound Cemetery
501 Pritchard Road
Commerce, Texas 75428


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Guestbook

I met Cora only once for a couple hours and it was enough to let me know she was a special light in this world. I am so sorry for your loss. Her beautiful smile, her gentle spirit and the love of her children and animals will always be a fond memory. Brandi and Family: May God keep you and hold you tight now and always.

Tanya L Smith Sep 24 2017 12:00 AM