Lorraine McNeal bw

Lorraine McNeal. Born 1926, West Virginia. McNeal grew up inside her parents’ general store in Buffalo, West Virginia. While she lived through the Great Depression, she remembers being shielded from it. She married her husband, Gilbert, and moved to East County in 1965. Gilbert W. McNeal Elementary School is named for him. “Always plan on education. I didn’t finish college. My kids never thought about not going to college.”


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