Obituary for Frances Whitaker McNeill

Frances Whitaker McNeill, 98, passed away on September 20, 2023 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst, NC.

She was born in Surry County, NC on June 30, 1925 to James Sanford Whitaker and Ida Nicholson Whitaker.  The family later relocated to Moore County, NC.

Frances retired as a supervisor at McCain Hospital.  She was an avid traveler, especially after her retirement. When someone asked her “do you want to go,” she was always ready and traveled to many places with her many friends and family as long as she could.  In addition, she was a talented, wonderful seamstress and made many friends this way.  She was a member of First Baptist Church in Aberdeen, NC., where she was always active and willing to help out when needed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack McNeill; brothers, Robert Whitaker of Florala, AL, James “Willie” Whitaker, of Carthage, NC, and grandson, Bill Ray Luck, Jr.

She is survived by her only son, Bill Ray Luck (Margaret) of Aberdeen, NC; sister, Gladys Frye of Carthage, NC; granddaughters, Frances Young (Eric) of Washington, DC, Brenda Luck of Aberdeen, NC, Glenda Chisholm (Andy) of Aberdeen, NC, and Linda Biby, of Aberdeen, NC; as well as 6 great-grandchildren.

A private family memorial will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be made at

Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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