Obituary Notice: Capt. Gene Neal
Capt. Gene Neal died November 24 at Merit Health River Region Medical Center, Vicksburg, Miss. He was 86. A native of Washington County, he had been a resident of Vicksburg since 1975. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and served in Korea during the Korean War. He retired in 2001 as vice president of Magnolia Marine Transport Company, having worked earlier in his 40-year career for Crounse Corporation and Port City Barge Line. His son, Emmett Neal, recently retired, worked for Magnolia Marine Transport Company, Crounse Corporation and American Commercial Barge Line in various management positions.