[Headline]: "W. T. Neely Died Today"
[Subhead 1]: "Prominent Local Business Man Passed Away After Protracted Illness"
[Subhead 2]: "Was General Manager of Chero-Cola Plant"
[Subhead 3]: "Body Taken This Morning to Grand Rapids, Mich., Former Home, for Interment--Lived Here for the Past Eight Years."
"Following a protracted illness, Mr. W. T. Neely, aged 63 years, died at 5:40 o'clock this morning (Wednesday), at his home on South Thornton avenue, news of his death causing sorrow among his host of friends here.
"Mr. Neely was a native of Michigan, coming here from Grand rapids about eight years ago. Prior to moving to this city, he was a successful lumber man in the Michigan city for about thiry years.
"During his residence here, he managed the Chero Cola Bottling Works of this city, which business has had a wonderful success since its establishment.
"Mr. Neely was a prominent member of the Methodist church, in which he took a genuine interest. He was a memmer [sic] of the Woodmen of the World and the Knights of the Maccabee.
"The body was prepared for burial and sent this morning to Grand Rapids, Mich., for interment, Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Neely accompanying the body.
"Mr. Neely is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Frank Dowler, of this city, and three sons, Messrs. J. J. AND S. L. Neely, of this city, and Mr. E. P. Neely of Grand Rapids, Mich.
"In his death, this city has lost a good, substantial citizen."
"W. T. Neely Died Today," [cf. 'Wednesday'], in *North Georgia Citizen* [Dalton, Georgia], Thursday, 13 Oct. 1921, page 1. http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/ngnewspapers/id:ngc1921-0315 (accessed 4 Dec. 2016).
[From other research]: his full name is William Thomas Neeley, appearing also in some records as William James Neeley. He was born in Pennsylvania, and later lived in Michigan, Tennessee, and Georgia.
Surname: Neely, Neeley, Nelley ; Pennsylvania, Michigan, Tennessee, Georgia