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    "Oliver Cleveland McNiel (sp) died at the family residence Jan. 26, 1946, folowing a long illness.  Mr. McNiel was born in Angelina County July 15, 1860, and had been a resident of Polk County for the past 13 years, moving to Livingston in 1943. He was a member of the Church of Christ.  He was married in Nacogdoches in 1880 to Miss Julia Ann Clinton. 
    Services were held in the chapel of the Pace Funeral Home at 1 p.m., Sunday afternoon with the Rev. James V. Curlee, minister of the Church of Christ at Cleveland, officiating. 
    Serving as pallbearers were Elmer McNiel, Johnnie McNiel, Edward McNiel, Luther Alford, A. J. Hutchinson and Glen Busby.  Interment was in the Peebles Cemetery. 
    Surviving Mr. McNiel are his wife, Mrs. Julia Ann McNiel; two sons, Jake and Vernon McNiel all of Livingston;  and a foster son, Jack Runnells of Nederland; 25 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.  He has four grandsons who were unable to attend the last rites because of being in service overseas." 

Submitted by Joyce McNiel Munson on July 17, 2000