CONNELLY SPRINGS Diane Neale Savig, 68, of Connelly Springs, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, April 27, 2019, at her residence. Diane was born Dec. 30, 1950, in Avery County. She was the daughter to the late Dr. Richard C. Neale Sr. and Eva Whitehead Neale, and Peggy Gardner and Jim Rayfield. She loved to sew, make jewelry and was a rock hound. Diane never met a stranger and became new friends with many. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers, John Neale, James Neale, and Steve Rayfield; and sister, Mitzi Suggs. She is survived by her husband, Jeff Savig; brothers, Dr. Richard C. Neale Jr., Dr. Spottswood Neale and wife, Peggy, Dr. Henry Neale and wife, Margaret, Dr. Wirt Neale and wife, Ginger; sisters, Beverly Johnson and husband, the Rev. Dr. Merwyn, Donna Kelly, and Vickie Peters and husband, Zayne, and Monica Lamb; special family friend, Dr. David Kelly; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. A memorial service will be held Monday, May 6, at 3 p.m., at the Waldensian Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Merwyn Johnson officiating. An online guestbook and obituary is available at www.heritagefuneralservices.com. Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the family.